Medical Records Law
Maintaining adequate and updated medical records is not just for the physician's sake anymore. Under the Conditions of Participation (COP), hospital medical records must document certain important encounters between the patient and physician. Other types of providers have similar requirements for their COP and failure to follow any of it for both hospitals and other providers can lead to exclusion from the Medicare program.
In addition, to the federal requirements, state licensure laws, accreditation standards, and professional association guidelines place another level of stricter scrutiny on healthcare providers in maintaining timely, accurate and complete medical records. Attorney Kolah can help healthcare organizations comply with medical records law and address the critical issues concerning medical records in daily practice. By allowing Kolah Law to provide competent legal advice a healthcare provider can protect against fraud and abuse liability and protect against potential malpractice claims. Attorney Kolah provides legal advice and compliance with medical records law, which will allow the entity to document complications, streamline continuity of care across varying providers and specialties, and stay compliant with patient informed consent laws.