Why Medical Records Retrieval is Best Left to the Pros

Jan 5 2015 | posted by LORR Team

While you could have a paralegal manage your records requests, the truth is, when it comes to medical records, the task is better left in the hands of a professional. Medical records retrieval is notoriously difficult; there’s tons of red tape, privacy laws, and difficult custodians to deal with before a request can be successfully completed. Sadly, if you don’t choose the right person for the job, it could mean you don’t get access to the records, and records are often crucial pieces of evidence for your client.

Because of this, it’s almost always best to choose a pro when it comes to medical records retrieval. A professional records expert will know the process, what paperwork to file, how to be compliant with privacy laws and regulations, and what custodians to work with to get the job done. Here are a few more reasons using a pro is always the best option:

·  Errors can cost you – When you use an amateur for your records requests, it increases the chances of errors occurring exponentially. That means you run the chance of not getting your record, and if you’re managing a personal injury, accident, or liability claim, that could mean the difference between a win and a loss for your client.

·  Delays are less likely – Records pros know the process in and out. They can get the appropriate paperwork filed quickly, and they can stay on top of records custodians to ensure your request is handled in a timely fashion. This means fewer delays, and your records will be in your hands much faster.

·  Medical records require finesse – Medical records requests aren’t like other requests; they require intimate knowledge of the medical system, as well as the laws surrounding it. If the process isn’t handled with finesse and an expert touch, it puts your request in jeopardy, and your client could suffer as a
result.

Do you need help with medical records retrieval on your current case? Then contact LORR today. Our records experts can help you get the documents you need quickly and affordably.


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