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Medical Records 101: Responding to Requests for Patient Information

Do you know who can have access to protected health information? Gain a confident understanding of PHI requests used for litigation.Receive an overview of medical management issues faced when responding to requests for patient information for litigation purposes. Matthew P. Keris, Esq. has extensive experience in civil litigation, including the representation of large medical institutions and will provide guidance in avoiding mistakes in disseminating patient health information (PHI). You will understand what you need to know about the extent of PHI disclosure, people and parties authorized to receive PHI, and anticipated issues with electronic and computerized PHI. You will learn about the legal authority for release of PHI, submission of PHI, and privacy protections.


Runtime: 92 minutes
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Agenda

Physician and Patient Privilege

  • Communications and Records Protected
  • Destruction of Privilege
  • IME and Court-Ordered Examinations

What Is a Record?

  • Chart
  • Post-Its
  • Other HCPs Records Within the Chart
  • Referrals and Consults
  • Lab Studies and Radiology Reports

Authority to Release Records to Third-Parties

  • Legal Directive
  • By Permission of the Patient
  • Waiver of Privilege

HIPAA and Patient Health Information Dissemination

  • Retrieval Fees Depend on Who Is Requesting
  • Unconditional Duty Irrespective of Medical Billing Issues
  • Disclosure Accounting
  • Medical Malpractice Discovery Requests

Special Records Issues

  • Psychiatric Records
  • Substance Abuse
  • Child Abuse
  • AIDS and HIV
  • Insurance Disclosures
  • How to Respond to Records Requests If Special Medical Information in Chart

Discovery of Peer Review Documents

  • Definition of Peer Review
  • People Conducting Peer Review
  • Documents Utilized in Peer Review
  • Documents Generated by Peer Review
  • Peer Review vs. Incident and Insurance Reports
  • Use and Purpose of Documents

E-Records

  • Benefits
  • Application of HIPAA and Disclosure Audit
  • Pitfalls
  • System Issues
  • Lawyers' Duty and Responsibility to Enforce Maintenance of Data in Wake of Zubulake v. UBS Warburg
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This course was last revised on October 26, 2017.

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  • AHIMA 1.5 including External Forces 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
     

This program format does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Matthew P. Keris, Esq.

Matthew P. Keris, Esq.

Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin

  • Shareholder in the office of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
  • Practice emphasizes 20 years' representation of hospitals and health care systems in medical professional liability claims
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous medical malpractice, professional liability and electronic medical records issues
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of medical malpractice, professional liability and electronic medical records issues
  • J.D. degree, Roger Williams University School of Law; B.A. degree, cum laude, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Past president, Pennsylvania Defense Institute; president, Pennsylvania Association for Healthcare Risk Management; ASHRM; DRI; CLM
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 570-496-4602
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Product ID: 400783
Published 2017
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