Medical Records Storage Companies of America in Los Angeles
Our members of Medical Records Storage Companies of America in Los Angeles provide leading edge technology that ensures that clients receive superior service at competitive rates.
The members of the association strive to be the leader in the Information Management Industry by providing exceptional service superior solutions and developing innovative technology products that create long term value for our customers.
Visitors to the medical chart storage association websites are asked ""What Can We Do For You"". Here are a number of their responses. Do you have similar needs and if so call a couple of the members in your area to find out what can be done for you too.
- Quote to store 50-80 boxes of patient records for up to 10 years. Inventory to folder level being prepared now.
- I am interest in off site chart storage.
- We have old records to store so we can retrieve them as needed. We have around 15 bankers boxes. We are out-patient counselors. We are non-profit. What can you offer.Cost?
- Medical records storage
- We are closing our practice and need 40 boxes of records stored. Very rarely, a patient may need a copy of their file. Files will need to be destroyed annually over a seven year cycle.
Various laws have been enacted to protect the privacy of personal health records. The increase in Identity Theft crime has caused the enactment of many of these laws. Various states have also enacted laws, starting with the states of California, Wisconsin and Georgia.
The most famous of the laws is HIPAA, enacted to protect the privacy of Medical Records.
HIPAA (Protecting Medical Records)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), was enacted in 1996 and includes provisions intended to safeguard the privacy of patient Medical Records. HIPAA is a significant piece of legislation with onerous penalties. For a full text of the SUMMARY OF THE HIPAA PRIVACY RULE from the Department of Human Services, available online. See page 16 of this document in regards to specifically ""securing records under lock and key.…and limiting access…..""
Data Safeguards. A covered entity must maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to prevent intentional or unintentional use or disclosure of protected health information in violation of the Privacy Rule and to limit its incidental use and disclosure pursuant to otherwise permitted or required use or disclosure. For example, such safeguards might include shredding documents containing protected health information before discarding them, securing medical records with lock and key or pass code, and limiting access to keys or pass codes.