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Medical records are any electronic or physical documents or images which are created or collected for a patient by a physician or a hospital/healthcare provider, or a caregiver such as a home healthcare nurse or therapist. Increasingly medical records are moving to digital formats.
Law firms and attorneys require copies of a client’s medical records to pursue a claim or civil action for injuries caused as a result of negligence or medical malpractice.
Requesting, Tracking, and Retrieving Medical Records
A structured process needs to be followed for obtaining medical records and bills from healthcare providers. The process should include:
Needless to say, medical records retrieval can be a costly and time-consuming process. As the need for the service is sporadic, paralegal or attorney resources are assigned the task of medical records retrieval. The arduous task of communicating with the provider, tracking each record from different physicians and hospitals to ensure that all records are produced, and following up with the provider to ensure timely production of the records, requires experience.
For Law firms and attorneys regardless of their firm size, retrieving medical records is a cumbersome task, and the risk of failure in following the proper procedure may lead to delay in obtaining medical records or could result in obtaining partial records, which if not noticed, could have impact the case or claim. AcroDocz provides medical record retrieval services to law firms of all sizes to assist them in pursuing Personal Injury, Medical Negligence Malpractice, Mass Torts, Worker’s Compensation, and any other case that may involve medical records.
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