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  • Course Book

Medical Records in the Digital Age

Available: In Stock
Price: $39.00
Item Code: 10034-BK


Medicine has entered the digital age with electronic medical records and e-prescriptions. When you need to understand and use medical records in a case, not only must you go through the machinations to retrieve those records in view of HIPAA and other invasion of privacy mandates, but you must also translate their contents—a daunting task hampered by jargon, abbreviations, unfamiliar word usage and various digital formats.

Saving you hours of extensive research in medical terminology and years of practice reading records, Professor Sam Hodge greatly simplifies the process for you in this book. He shows you how to make the retrieval process easier and how to organize the records, and he shares with you his very own methods and tricks for understanding medical terminology and jargon. He focuses on electronic medical records and teaches you how to understand this format and determine if the records have been altered.


Table of Contents

  • Medical Records in the Digital Age

Medical Records


Why are medical records maintained?

Medical Codes


Medical Records

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Fee structure for what health care providers can charge

Destruction of records?

Time to produce the records

Outsourcing records to be copied<

Cost for the records under the various federal legislations

Pharmacy records

Illegible records

Ownership of medical records

Litigation tips

Common abbreviations

Eye glasses

Medical Terms

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations

Organization of medical records

Retention of Medical Records

Medical Research

  • Appendix: Understanding Medical Records in the Twenty-First Century
Practice Areas
Published: 2/1/2018
Pages: 86
Size: 8.5x11
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