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, Jennifer Searfoss, Esq, CPOM, CHCI, CMCS, comes in. She put together a 60-minute training session on Tuesday, November 6th at 1pm ET that will walk you through exactly how to protect yourself against violation penalties regarding the retention and destruction of your patient records. By completing 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 completing this practical, 60-minute online training:
Who should attend: 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, 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 training session today.
You take no risk whatsoever. If you find this essential session doesn't meet your expectations or you are not satisfied for any reason, simply let us know.
Ms. Searfoss is the founder and a principal consultant of the Searfoss Consulting Group, LLC (SCG Health) since its founding in 2011 and is focused on quality improvement, revenue cycle management and strategic planning in this post-health reform world. Ms. Searfoss is a Certified Medical Coding Specialist, Certified Healthcare Coding Instructor and Certified Practice Office Manager by the Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists.