The Most Common Legal Mistakes Made When Handling Medical Records and How to Avoid Them
1 hour 30 minutes
Learn how to stay compliant handling medical records and how to avoid common legal mistakes that could be costly.
Health care providers, insurers, and their business partners and vendors must navigate through a myriad of laws, rules and regulations that impact their duties pertaining to custodianship, retention, transfers, and other treatment of medical records. Failure to appropriately adhere to regulatory requirements for the proper treatment of medical records can have material and adverse implications for providers and practices. Additionally, the treatment of medical records is significant for both patients and third parties (including governmental and payor parties) seeking to access medical records, and providers must navigate various legal requirements in order to permissibly address and satisfy patients’ rights and third-party requests. This topic will provide an analysis of how a provider may appropriately plan for, coordinate, and address the appropriate handling of medical records in various instances. It will address common mishaps that arise in this process and how to respond to such when they occur. It is imperative to recognize the duties involved with maintaining medical records and the repercussions if those duties are not met.