Medical Records Retention & Destruction Rule Changes


Fail to comply with the 2020 medical record retention laws and you’ll lose up to $50,000 per violation.

Lots of practices have faced real financial losses from violating medical records retention and destruction laws. And with patient complaints often being the initial trigger for both Federal and State agencies beginning investigations, you can’t afford to get it wrong.

To make matters more complicated, the Supreme Court just changed the law (including requiring you to keep your records for 10 years versus 6). That means, you’re going to need to change how you maintain, store and destroy your patient records to avoid hefty HIPAA violation penalties. And both your paper and electronic files are equally at risk.

EACH individual violation can generate a penalty of up to $50,000 (if multiple violations are identified, your financial penalties can be huge before you know what happened). However, with a little help you can get the advice you need to update your record retention and destruction policies.

That’s where medical records experts and healthcare attorneys, Daphne Kackloudis, JD and Ashley Watson, JD, can help. During this 60-minute live online training they’ll walk you through the recent medical record retention and destruction regulation changes that you must know. You’ll get a plain-English breakdown of precisely how to comply to avoid violations and their accompanying massive fines.

Here are just some of the practical strategies you’ll receive by attending this essential, 60-minute online training:

  • Plain-English rundown of Supreme Court ruling clarifying False Claims Act statute of limitations
  • Prevent patient complaints on patient records retention (the #3 reason for violations)
  • Meet 3 medical records provision requirements that the Office for Civil Rights is targeting
  • Take these practice-protecting steps to update your medical record retention plan and policy
  • Identify best practices for storage of records – digital and physical
  • State vs Federal requirements. Find out simple ways to comply
  • Enact each-to-remember policies that destroy records only when you should
  • And so much more …

Is this training worth your time? EVERYONE at your practice or billing company that makes decisions about how your patient information is managed will benefit from this training. In only 60 minutes, you’ll learn how to comply with the most recent medical record retention and destruction law changes and updates. 

You really don’t have a choice. You either comply with State and Federal medical record retention and destruction laws or you are a sitting duck for auditors to come down on you hard. The consequences are too high for you to take a chance and face this alone.

Remember, the longer you retain records the harder it is to keep them secure.

This means that the new Supreme Court changes just made your life more difficult, but it doesn’t have to be.

Register for this online training today and get it right the first time.

Meet Your Experts

Daphne Kackloudis
Esq.Partner at Brennan, Manna & Diamond

Daphne heads the BMD Columbus office’s health care practice. One of her areas of practice is the nexus between traditional health care legal services and health care public policy. Daphne regularly advises health care clients, including providers and provider trade associations, regarding business and practice strategies impacted by federal and state health care reform initiatives, as well as service delivery and payment reform. She also advises clients regarding reimbursement, policy, and coverage matters. Additionally, Daphne has in-depth knowledge of Medicaid, behavioral health, and child welfare policy.

Prior to joining Brennan, Manna & Diamond, Daphne served as Senior Advisor for a health care consulting company; held policy positions in the Ohio Department of Medicaid, including leading Ohio Medicaid’s interaction with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and overseeing various components of Ohio Medicaid policy. She also served as director of state and local government relations for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. Daphne graduated cum laude from Capital University Law School and Indiana University, and is licensed to practice law in Ohio.

Ashley Watson
Esq.Associate in BMD's Columbus Office

Ashley is an associate in BMD’s Columbus office whose practice focuses primarily on Healthcare and Hospital law. Ashley graduated from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2017 and also has her Master’s in Art History and Museum Studies from Case Western Reserve University.


Exceptional presentation!
Frank Avason
Dentist, Frank Avason III DMD,MS,PA
Very useful information given.
Xiaoping Bai
The Practice Administrator, Dermatologic Surgery Center Washington
Great information!
Tanya Baker
Medical Records, OB/Gyn Associates of Corpus Christi
The speaker was very knowledgeable.
Kathy Boone
Privacy Officer, SCP Health

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