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.

Partnering Redefined

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.

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.

To DIY or not DIY – That is the question

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.