The strength of your client’s car insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit lies in your ability to prove two things: the other driver or external factors were at fault for the car accident and your client suffered damages. To support these two assertions, you need documentation.
Many practicing attorneys in the United States handle a lot of medical malpractice and personal injury cases, both of which rely heavily on medical records. The problem is that these records tend to be long, complex, and full of medical jargon, making these hard to sort through and comprehend for people outside the medical field.
2016 has been certainly a year for surprises. Whether the topic is baseball or politics, it clearly was full of unanticipated results (well, perhaps for a few with clear crystal balls). Here’s a list of 7 issues and proposed fixes that can keep 2016 in its place, and get you and your firm ready for 2017.
Pending Medical Records – the most common issue PI attorneys requiring fixes is waiting for medical records on behalf of their client.
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.
Expenses incurred during the process of litigation are not always passable.
What are passable expenses? In every kind of professional services business, there are expenses which are expected and billed back to the client. Often these are “hard” costs which are relevant and necessary to conduct matters, and are provided by a third party.
How does an insurance company, who often needs to focus their resources exclusively on the business of claims review, take advantage of outsourced record retrieval?
While this practice is widely known by law firms, there is an even bigger advantage for insurance companies and industry professionals.
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.
By now every healthcare provider, attorney involved in patient litigation, or insurance claims processor needing medical records knows the importance of a signed HIPAA Authorization form. Usually these forms are signed during the on-boarding process of the client by the attorney or the insurer’s agent.
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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.
While it’s hard to believe, 2015 is almost in the rear view mirror. As the end of the 4rd quarter quickly approaches, this is a perfect time to think about a topic that is often overlooked – Your Medical Record Retrieval process.
So here are 10 great record retrieval ideas as we move into the end of the year that you can use to improve client satisfaction and lower costs:
Status – Regardless of when the matter began that caused you to request records, now is the time to check on its status and decide what to do about those that are not up to date.