Medicare’s Medical Records Requirements: What Else Do You Need to Know About Record Keeping? + HIPAA & Patient Access of Medical Records – Focus on Compliance Enforcement – Recorded Webinar + Presentation (Combo)

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Medicare’s Medical Records Requirements: What Else Do You Need to Know About Record Keeping?

Medicare’s Medical Records Requirements: What Else Do You Need to Know About Record Keeping?

This webinar covers the following objectives regarding medical records requirements and Medicare’s unique record keeping requirements:

  • To identify sources of legal and contractual requirements for the retention and disposition of medical records;
  • To understand different requirements and applications of retention and disposition of electronic medical records;
  • To review examples of what information is mandated by state laws to be included in a medical record;
  • To distinguish between medical records requirements of a health care facility versus medical records requirements of a specific health care practitioner;
  • To know about professional wills and business succession plans for the health care practitioner, including solo practice and group or facility practice;
  • To describe how to make revisions to closed medical records, and;
  • To cover Medicare’s medical records requirements.

Individual health care practitioners in private practice and medical records directors at health care facilities may be confused on how long to retain medical records in a complex health services environment with many different health care practitioners. If or when a length of time is established, the practitioners and directors need to know whether and
how to dispose of medical records. For example, does having digital records require records to be kept indefinitely, or does it simply allow it? Even if you can keep a medical record indefinitely in an electronic format, is it wise to do so?

There are differing and conflicting sources of requirements for the retention and disposition of medical records, which may vary based upon the specific health care practitioner. Attendees will review special rules existing regarding the confidentiality, security, retention, and disposition of electronic medical records.

Attendees to this webinar will learn to identify and apply these differing and conflicting rules with respect to the specific health care practitioner, the specific health care facility practice, and the emerging rules and regulations for electronic medical records confidentiality, security, and disposition.

This advanced webinar also educates Medicare health care providers, including physicians, non-physician practitioners, hospitals, other health care providers, and suppliers on the updated federal regulations for medical record keeping. This webinar gives information on updated documentation maintenance and access requirements for billing services to Medicare patients. This webinar also answers how long to keep the documentation and who is responsible for providing access.


HIPAA & Patient Access of Medical Records – Focus on Compliance Enforcement

HIPAA & Patient Access of Medical Records – Focus on Compliance Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) continues to make patient right to access an investigative priority.

To date, there have been more than 40 settlements by OCR because organizations did not comply with patient rights under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

The webinar will cover how organizations need to comply in meeting requests for timely access to medical records, who can request copies, and understanding a patient’s rights to access their health information under HIPAA.

Webinar Objectives

  • Understanding HIPAA Privacy Rule requirements.
  • What is Protected Health Information
  • What are Permitted and Authorized Disclosures?
  • What are rights do Patients have under HIPAA?
  • Reviewing many of the settled Patient Right to Access Initiative cases.
  • What are the penalties and fines for non-compliance?
  • Q&A

Webinar Highlights

  • Learn from an expert on to comply with HIPAA Privacy Rule requirements for medical records.
  • Learn what OCR found during investigations for these violations.
  • See if your organization understands the process for complying with patient and non-patient requests.

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Officer
  • HIPAA Privacy Officer
  • HIPAA Security Officer
  • Medical/Dental Office Managers
  • Practice Managers
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Chief Information Officer
  • General Counsel/lawyer
  • Practice Management Consultants
  • Any Business Associates that access protected health information

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