Outsourced Record Retrieval – A PI Attorney’s View

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.

7 Last Minute and Smart Fixes for Personal Injury Attorneys Before Year End

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.

7 Ways PI Law Firms Can Do More and Save Money

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.

Workflow and Law Practice – A different view

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.

2016 To-Do List for Law Firms

This 2016 To-Do List is a follow up of to our last blog on ensuring the adequate tracking of HIPAA compliance forms to avoid processing delays. You can read it here.
Before work gets hectic, consider the following 5 to-dos for your 2016 New Year list:

Make sure that your clients understand exactly what is involved and what actions you are taking on their behalf to collect and retrieve their medical records.

Medical Records Retrieval Specialist – A Security Checklist

The State Bar of CA recently published an article by Record Retrieval Solutions discussing how using a Medical Records Retrieval (MRR) service makes good sense for law firms. Here’s a link if you would like to read it in its entirety: State of CA Big News article

 
But there are other factors to consider when choosing an MRR. While most attorneys focus on compliance, there are additional considerations that are very specific to the safety and security of your client’s electronic personal health information or EPHI.

Let’s review the following checklist:

Location, Location, Location

Did you know that in an effort to keep their costs low, many MRRs actually store documents on servers that are located outside the United States? So in the event of a disaster, whether natural or man-made, those servers with your clients’ medical records MIGHT not be available – ever.