Daphne L. Kackloudis is a member of the firm, she heads BMD Columbus’ health care practice, and she chairs BMD’s Empowerment and Opportunity (DE&I) Committee. Daphne’s success –and that of her clients – is rooted in the nexus between traditional health care legal services and health care public policy. She has broad and deep experience in health care operations, service delivery, payment systems, and compliance, as well as Medicaid, public policy, and government affairs. Daphne advises health care trade associations and health care providers as outside counsel and in-house as a member of her clients’ senior leadership teams.
Avoid Medical Record Destruction Mistakes and $50,000 Fines
Fail to comply with the 2023 medical records destruction rules, and you’ll lose up to $50,000 per penalty.
To make matters more complicated, the Supreme Court clarified the False Claims Act statute of limitations (including that you must keep records for 10 years versus 6 years) – unless your state law requires longer. This means you must change how you maintain, store, and destroy your patient records to avoid violation and hefty HIPAA penalties. And your paper, electronic, and digital files are equally at risk.
That’s where healthcare attorneys Daphne Kackloudis, JD, and Ashley Watson, JD, can help. During their upcoming 60-minute online training session on Tuesday, October 10that 1pm ET, they’ll walk you through the recent medical records destruction and retention regulation changes you must comply with. You’ll get a plain-English breakdown of precisely how to comply to avoid violations and massive penalties.
Here are just some of the practical medical records destruction and retention strategies you’ll receive by attending this essential, 60-minute online training:
- Plain-English breakdown of Supreme Court ruling clarifying False Claims Act statute of limitations
- Prevent patient complaints on patient records retention (the #3 reason for violations)
- Avoid added fines when you mail lab and other PHI, determine what actions you must take before and after
- Take these practice-protecting steps to update your medical records destruction plan and policy
- Identify best practices for storage of records – digital and physical
- Prevent getting into trouble for destroying a credit card record too quickly
- How to handle records that are accidentally destroyed or lost due to acts of nature
- Institute reminder policies to destroy records only when you should
- Checklist identifies often missed PHI – no-show patient records, emails, attorney requests, and more
- State vs. Federal requirements. Find out simple ways to comply
- Resist breaking destruction requirements from tricky-to-handle pictures sent via text
- Pin down exactly what medical records pieces HIPAA requires you to retain and destroy on time
- Documentation essentials for medical records destruction that will keep you out of hot water
- Stop violations for destroying hidden PHI such as x-rays and scans too soon
- Understand when and how to destroy waiting room documents such as sign-in logs and video recordings
- And so much more …
EVERYONE at your practice who makes decisions related to how you retain and destroy your patient records will benefit from this training. In only 60 minutes, you’ll learn how to comply with the most recent medical records destruction and retention law changes and updates.
IMPORTANT: The longer you retain records, the harder it is to keep them secure. This means that the Supreme Court rule changes have made your life more difficult. All it takes is one patient to complain about how you are managing their medical records, and you could be audited and left to pay huge violation penalties.
Don’t let this happen to your practice. Register for this medical records destruction policy compliance online training today and get it right the first time.
This training is protected by a 100% Money-Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with the content of this training for any reason, just let us know and we’ll refund ALL of your money. No Hassles. No Questions Asked. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
Meet Your Experts
Ashley is a healthcare attorney in BMD’s Columbus office. She works with nonprofit and for-profit health care providers, health care trade associations, individuals, and businesses. Ashley is experienced in healthcare public policy and regulatory compliance, legislative and government affairs, grant administration, and healthcare program operations.