Hs210-02 Medical Records Filing

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Please use this template to answer the questions below in essay format. The minimum word count for the three questions of Part 1 is 300 words total (or 100 words per question). A reference citation is required. Your responses should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics. Use the APA style only for citations. More details can be found in the GEL 1.1 Universal Writing Rubric. PART I: MEDICAL RECORDS QUESTIONS The Medical Record Management System your office implements is only as good as the ease of retrieval of the data in the files. Organization and adherence to set routines will help to ensure that medical records are accessible when they are needed. Questions: 1. Why are medical records important? (See Chapter 14, page 238–239 of your text for the reasons.) Medical records are an important part of the patient/Doctor relationship. The medical record has all of the medical notes, findings, test results, medications, and diagnoses of the patient that the Doctor uses treat the patient. They are the stepping stones that the physician has used to get to the heart of the health issue the patient has been experiencing. Medical records are the written history of the care and treatment given to the patient by the current physician and can be accessed by any future physicians (Adams, 2013). Medical records also provide a legal cushion for both the physician and the patient. The medical record contains all of the procedures that were performed on/for the patient, advice given, and the test results providing security in case a malpractice suit is brought against the physician (Adams, 2013). Medical records also provide valuable
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