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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Will Workers’ Compensation Cover Chronic Mental Stress?

Will Workers’ Compensation Cover Chronic Mental Stress?

Stress is a global phenomenon and we are all often stressed out at work. However, is a stress-related workers’ compensation claim feasible? Is the evidence provided by a medical records review sufficient to substantiate your claim? Stress-associated claims are not typically workplace-related injury claims and the claimant may find it difficult to prove his/her case. … Continue reading Will Workers’ Compensation Cover Chronic Mental Stress?

Self Employed Americans & Social Security Benefits – Some Major Facts [Infographic]

Social security retirement benefits and social security disability benefits (this involves a medical records review to assess the disability) are major income resources for many Americans. You pay into social security while working for an employer, and 6.2% is deducted as part of the social security tax from your pay check and the employer matches … Continue reading Self Employed Americans & Social Security Benefits – Some Major Facts [Infographic]

What Legal Risks Do EMRs Create and How to Address Them

What Legal Risks Do EMRs Create and How to Address Them

Electronic medical record systems are considered beneficial in many ways. They help reduce documentation hassles typical of paper records, simplify processes such as medical records review, and improve patient data integrity and care. However, they carry certain legal risks. Therefore, it is important for clinicians to address inherent problems associated with electronic medical records and … Continue reading What Legal Risks Do EMRs Create and How to Address Them

CCIP Coverage in Workers’ Compensation – Benefits for General Contractors

CCIP Coverage in Workers’ Compensation – Benefits for General Contractors

Workers’ compensation benefits are paid to employees injured at the workplace and provide wage replacement and medical coverage. To prevent fraudulent claims, the system uses processes such as independent medical review to establish the genuineness of the injury. Typically, injured employees cannot sue their employer for the “tort” of negligence. They can file a lawsuit … Continue reading CCIP Coverage in Workers’ Compensation – Benefits for General Contractors

When the Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Aspects Converge

When the Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Aspects Converge

Personal injury claims arise when you are injured due to another person’s negligence, and you can claim compensation for your injury and losses. The amount you can recover includes your medical bills, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, pain and suffering endured from the injury. The injury sustained would have to be established through a medical chart … Continue reading When the Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Aspects Converge

8 Typical Accident Scenarios that Constitute a Personal Injury Case

8 Typical Accident Scenarios that Constitute a Personal Injury Case

Medical chart review and medical bills are crucial in every personal injury case, and can make or break a case. Attorneys use medical records to check for important facts of the case, identify red flags that could hurt the client’s case, and determine if the injury may have been caused by the defendant’s negligence, decide … Continue reading 8 Typical Accident Scenarios that Constitute a Personal Injury Case

CMS’ New Memo Bans Physicians from Texting Medical Orders

CMS’ New Memo Bans Physicians from Texting Medical Orders

The medical chart is a valuable document for various medico-legal processes such as medical chart review and physicians’ medical review. It contains valuable information about the health condition of the patient, as well as the medications and care provided. The electronic health record has brought more convenience and efficiency to medical record keeping, facilitating processes … Continue reading CMS’ New Memo Bans Physicians from Texting Medical Orders

What are the changes in Social Security Benefits in 2018

What are the changes in Social Security Benefits in 2018

Social Security is a program highly beneficial to seniors and the disabled. Disability benefits are paid on the basis of a medical records review to ensure that only genuine cases receive the benefits. The program is very significant when it comes to ensuring a financial basis for eligible beneficiaries. More than 66 million Americans receive … Continue reading What are the changes in Social Security Benefits in 2018

How to Design and Implement a Successful Return-to-work Program for Injured Employees

How to Design and Implement a Successful Return-to-work Program for Injured Employees

The workers’ compensation program that compensates employees injured at the workplace as well as those that have acquired work-related illnesses on the basis of a medical chart review is built on mutual responsibility. The employer and the insurer are responsible for paying the due benefits as quickly as possible so that the worker can get … Continue reading How to Design and Implement a Successful Return-to-work Program for Injured Employees