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.
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.
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.
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.
Time. There is never enough of it. Whether it’s a 12 hour workday, or a relaxing weekend at the beach with family, time gets away from us. And while that is something everyone feels, when you have a law practice, wasted time means money lost.
This is not purely a capitalist perspective.
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.
Have you ever noticed that when a new technology or solution becomes popular, every loosely-related vendor suddenly has a new "specialist" page on their website catering to that client/industry?
For example, a quick search on cloud solution specialists will provide you with literally hundreds of pages of companies that claim to be specialists in this highly-technical and unique alternative to on-site servers.
With all due respect to the Bard, I have taken a bit of liberty with one of his most famous quotes from Hamlet. In this case, it is not about whether or not one should chose life or death. No, our question posed is far more important – whether it makes sense for your law practice to do its own medical records retrieval or not.
Everyone understands what constitutes your medical records, but not everyone can recite what is meant by medical records retrieval. Simply put, medical records are any documents, files, images, or other information which are created or collected for a patient by a physician or a hospital/healthcare representative.