32 minutes | Jul 28th 2020

Close, Move, Merge Your Practice |Episode #090

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Closing or moving a healthcare provider practice takes co-ordination, patience, communication, and documentation.

Once you have made the big decision about closing, moving, or merging your practice and have a general idea about the next step for you, your practice, your employees, and your patient and business records you need to plan the continued administrative, technical, and physical safeguards of the patient health records.

Patients and clients have a unique trust with their healthcare provider. They trust that you will provide them continuing healthcare and continued access to their own health information that you have recorded. You are also expected to securely keep their personal health information and follow your professional college standards and health information privacy laws.


In this episode Jean L. Eaton will help you with

  • Provide clarity about records management in your group or shared practice.
  • Guide you to develop health records management plan when you close, move, or expand your chiropractic practice.
  • Contribute to the health information privacy compliance.

Get the show notes and links to the templates at https://PracticeManagementNuggets.Live 

Show Notes

01:49  Introduction to Jean L. Eaton

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03:05  Close, Move, Merge Your Practice

04:32  Continuing Care and Treatment

05:44  Custodian Defined Under HIA

08:34  Patient Records

09:22  Steps When You Close Your Practice

10:05  Notice To Patients

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12:16  Records Requests, Fee Schedule

14:49  Patient Access To Their Own Health Record

16:33  Moving vs Closing Timelines

18:37  Notify Others

19:19  How To Manage Conflicts

22:08  Information Management Agreement / Information Sharing Agreement

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Top 3 Agreements Your Healthcare Practice MUST Have (and Why).

22:45  Inventory Patient Records

25:14  Retention, Archive, Destruction

27:45  Electronic Transfer, Data Migration, Quality Assurance, Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)

31:19  Practice Management Success Tip Download


32:39  Discussion

33:12  Searchie

33:38  Follow Me on Social Media

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