Regular document destruction services help medical facilities ensure the confidèntiality of their patients' personal information. HIPAA and other regulations have codified patient confidèntiality as a legal requirement and medical professionals, including all individuals with accèss to confidèntial patient information, face stiff fines and penalties for a failure to safèguard patient information.
However, some documents are so important and have legal implications that it makes sense to maintain them indefinitely. Yet other types of records, even patient related, have a definitive shelf life. A document destruction policy and proper procedure, therefore is necessary to establish which documents and files can be eliminated. Nevertheless, various laws and other standards, unfortunately, impose varying minimum retention periods for different types of documents, which makes it much harder to maintain a destruction schedule.
Join expert speaker Wayne J. Miller, Esq., in this informative session as he outlines the laws and other issues impacting a health care document destruction plan. Get hands-on strategies on how a program can be designed in practical ways to address the myriad requirements. Also, learn about special considerations in deciding which records to maintain indefinitely, and how records should be stored or discarded if a facility or practice is closed or sold.
Who Should Attend?
This session is intended for hospitals, physicians, practice managers, medical groups, health care consultants and medical practice and facility executives.
Wayne J. Miller, Esq., is a founding partner of the Compliance Law Group, Los Angeles, a law firm focused on health care industry legal compliance for clients nationwide. Wayne has practiced healthcare business and regulatory law throughout his 30-year career. His firm represents a wide range of healthcare industry clients throughout the nation. He is a frequent speaker for The Coding Institute national teleconferences on healthcare reimbursement, transactional and regulatory...
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