Getting copies of your client’s medical records from their provider or hospital is a frustrating and time-consuming task. Being prepared for what is required can make you or your staff much more efficient. By understanding the issues below you can minimize any delays you are likely to have.
You probably already are aware of what a pain it is just to get copies of your client’s medical records from his or her provider. Now that you have them, you will want to use these records in the most efficient fashion. That usually means sharing these with a medical expert or expert witness. Getting these records to that person or persons in a HIPAA compliant secure and confidential manner is also a challenge. Understanding the following issues can help avoid some of the delays and frustrations of sharing medical records.