Are you keeping your patients’ medical records long enough to be compliant with legal requirements? Are you aware of the retention requirements by CMS on records for Medicare Advantage patients? Watch the video to find out!
The future is now. In an ever-changing world, healthcare has never been more poised for disruption. While evidence-based healthcare (EBH) has been the hot topic over the last decade, I would encourage you and the rest of the profession to consider that we are moving rapidly into an era of Intelligence-based healthcare (IBH). Let’s review the ABCD’s of IBH!
With no specific timeframe listed in Illinois law; all facets of law must be considered when determining how long to keep medical records. This video provides insight into the records retention requirements in place.
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.