Medical Legal Aspects of Medical Records

Medical Legal Aspects of Medical Records

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Use this book to get a comprehensive overview of the medical records process. In any health care situation, records are made, and each situation presents its own unique aspects and challenges. This book covers most medical and hospital areas of specialty, and also includes chapters on dentistry, chiropractic care, nursing homes, medications and home care. It also covers forensic issues in medical records, including examination of records and medical records obtained as part of forensic examination or autopsies. Recent changes in legislation and technology have also changed the medical records process. The authors have designed this work to give extensive information on the HIPAA policies, standards initiatives, legal use of records, billing and coding, and computerization of records and record keeping systems and how they apply in forensic situations.This book is exceptionally valuable to all those in the legal profession or in law enforcement who deal with medical records on a regular basis.To initiate a home care chart review, a basic approach is recommended: a€c Ask if the record includes all previous admissions to the ... For example, if a client was injured while a home health aide was performing a transfer, ask when was the last inservice the agency offered to teach transfer techniques? ... Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. ... a€œFailure to Test Bilirubin of Newborn Leads to Brainanbsp;...

Title:Medical Legal Aspects of Medical Records
Author:Patricia W. Iyer, Barbara J. Levin, Mary Ann Shea
Publisher:Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company - 2006


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