A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a False Claims Act case allows case filings up to 10 years after an event. The case is in line with the ICS’ general recommendations regarding the retention of patient records. Watch the video to learn more!
Neither the Illinois Medical Practice Act nor the Rules specifies a number of years that office medical records must be retained. However, other laws, including statutes of limitation on medical malpractice and personal injury claims, may be used as guidelines for record retention. A physician should consider these laws in formulating a policy that is tailored to the needs of the individual practice.
Most experts believed that the No Surprises Act applied only to facility-based (such as hospital) providers; however, on the recent finalization of Part II of the rules, it became clearer that a specific portion applies to all health care providers.