The past year has taken a toll; from the pandemic, staffing shortages, inflation, and decreased reimbursements. One fact has emerged: now more than ever is the time to work smarter, not harder, to survive!
Recently, National Government Services (NGS), the Medicare Administrative Contractor for Illinois, asked their Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group (POEAG) to reach out and provide a new resource to chiropractic physicians. Our representative on the POEAG requested the ICS provide doctors with this resource.
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.