Medical Records Retention/Destruction: Head Off Violations
Your old patient and business files could be ticking time bombs just waiting to go off, and both paper and electronic files are equally dangerous. Accurately maintaining, storing and in some cases destroying these records is your only protection.
Believe it or not, you don’t have to keep ALL of your records forever. In fact, the longer you hold on to your patient and business files the more prone they are to unauthorized access or even theft. The only way to protect yourself from legal and financial penalties is to establish and implement a plan for the maintenance, storage and destruction of your patient records.
That’s where healthcare attorney, Wayne J. Miller, Esq., comes in. In his recorded 60-minute online training session, he will walk you through exactly how to protect yourself against violation penalties regarding the retention and destruction of your patient records. By ordering this training, you’ll walk away with clear actionable tools to protect yourself from violations for storing and destroying your healthcare records.
Real Cases: Getting fined for incorrectly storing or destroying records really happens to practices just like yours. Recent news has included multiple cases where medical records were destroyed or accessed inappropriately, leaving the violating medical practices and hospitals left to pay fines from $125K up to $3.5 million.
Here are just a few of the proven tactics you’ll receive by ordering this practical, 60-minute live online training:
Who should Order: Physicians, practice managers, compliance managers, health care consultants and medical practice and facility executives at hospitals, clinics, medical groups, consulting firms, billing companies, transcription companies – basically ANYONE that has access to personal patient information.
Managing the retention and destruction of your medical and business records is not an easy task. You must comply with state and federal minimum retention lengths of time laws, HIPAA, Medicare, provider licensing law, and malpractice. You can get the help you need to protect your practice.
Remember, the more records you keep, the harder it is to keep them secure. Find out how to protect your patients’ and practice’s private information and yourself from penalties and violations. Don’t wait, order this online training session today.
Wayne Miller, Esq.
Wayne has focused his practice in the areas of health care regulatory, administrative and transactional law throughout his nearly 30-year career. He has particular expertise in business, regulatory, certification and administrative matters for health care facilities. He also represents health care related businesses and for advisors and consultants to the health care industry. In addition to his law degree, Wayne has a Masters Degree and experience in health care administration.
He has served as editor and advisor for, or has been cited in, many national publications, including Medical Economics, Eli Research publications, FDAnews, the Ingenix Ambulatory Payment Report, the Health Care Law Sourcebook and the Health Care Law Newsletter. Wayne has been a featured speaker on national teleconferences sponsored by The Coding Institute and other organizations for many years.
“Very useful information, I thought it was very informative. No recommendations for improvement.”
- Wendy Broussard, HIM Director/Privacy Officer, Abbeville General Hospital, Abbeville, LA
“I felt it was informative and had a broad range of records topics.”
- Lisa Morse, Medical Records Clerk, Labette Center for Mental Health Services, Parsons, KS
“The speaker did well relating how law's related to destruction of medical records. Very good, the speaker relayed a lot of information in a short amount of time.”
- Alex Roberts, Medical Records Clerk, Big Horn Basin Bone & Joint, Cody, WY