Electronic medical records (EMRs) retrieval has been an arduous, yet vital task for litigators and insurance companies. But it no longer has to involve rifling through stacks of records in dusty filing cabinets and relying entirely on cumbersome delivery processes.
For decades, medical records retrieval was a long and time-consuming task that caused backlogs of work for litigators, insurers, and others. But in 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) act was ratified in an attempt to simplify and streamline the process in accordance with privacy and security controls.
Record Retrieval Solutions (RRS) is honored to present a guest blog from Personal Injury attorney John C. Miller, Jr. of Miller Injury Attorneys of El Dorado Hills, CA. Mr. Miller shares his experiences as a personal injury attorney, the value of outsourced record retrieval, and his experience working with RRS.
As a personal injury attorney for more than 28 years, I have come to realize that having my in-house staff or myself order, and track medical records and bills is a huge and colossal waste of time and energy.
When discussions about medical records begin, they tend to initially focus on the trade-off between cost of outsourcing vs. using in-house resources. While clearly an important component, there are other considerations necessary to make the right choice.
Say the word outsource, and depending on your age and occupation, it brings back bad memories. Back in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and depending on the business you were in, primarily those with call center operations, looked to lower costs by outsourcing, or more accurately, offshoring certain business operations.
Summary: Summer is here. With summer comes well deserved vacations for your legal office staff. Despite rumors to the contrary, medical records workload doesn't slow down during June, July and August. Please keep in mind the fact that your remaining staff is likely overwhelmed.
Summary: There are ever-thinning margins for small to mid-size law firms litigating for a personal injury client. They, and their insurance claims counterparts, need to consider ways to lower costs while improving client satisfaction.
The following is part 2 of a 2 part article on this topic.
Workflow - A lesson OF the NYSE vs. the NASDAQ
OUCH! For the first two weeks of 2016, investors in the stock market have suffered through a sudden and painful decline. Some call it historical in both its speed and voracity. The images most of us have of traders in lab-coat looking jackets with large ID letters on the front are likely from the New York Stock Exchange or NYSE. Those traders handle buys and sells (workflow) in an auction-like environment, usually using hand signals, or shouting at the specialist designed to represent the stock being traded.
Summary: RRS creates an offer - no spam, just our way of helping others.
Sometimes you read what writers call blogs but they are really just thinly veiled ads. I even got plain old SPAM cleverly concealed as a blog. I like to think that our blog posts are informative and educational.
Summary: Partnering. Everyone needs a resource they can depend on whether they collaborate once a day or once a year. This post explains how partners can be leveraged to assist when you need them most.
There was a time in America long ago, that craftsman made fine furniture, created unique hand-blown glass figurines and sold those items they made and many other products out of their own storefront.