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Medical Legal Aspects of Medical Records, Second Edition

Patricia W. Iyer

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ISBN 10: 1933264802 / ISBN 13: 9781933264806
Published by Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc., 2010
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Title: Medical Legal Aspects of Medical Records, ...

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Second.

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Medical Legal Aspects of Medical Records, Second Edition is the reference of choice for cases involving medical records and their use. The book has been divided into two volumes for ease of finding the information you need. Both volumes have been updated to give you the latest information, as recent changes in legislation and technology have changed the medical records process. The authors have designed this work to give extensive information on the HIPPA policies, standards initiatives, legal use of records, billing and coding, and computerization of records and record keeping systems and how they apply in forensic situations.Use Volume I to get a comprehensive overview of the medical records process. In any health care situation, records are made, and each situation presents its own unique aspects and challenges. This book explores the many aspects of medical records that apply across all specialties. It is specially designed to complement Volume II.Use Volume II for in-depth information on many clinical specialties. This book informs you of the specific nature of clinical specialty records and hospital areas of specialty are covered, including chapters on dental, chiropractic, nursing home, pediatrics, medication, and home care. It is specially designed to complement Volume I. Used jointly, these two Volumes are a powerful tool for your practice and are exceptionally valuable to all those in the legal profession or in law enforcement who deal with medical records on a regular basis.

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Patricia Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Pennsylvania. She has earned the certification of Legal Nurse Consultant Certified. Patricia served for five years on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, including one year as the President from 2002–2003. Additionally she was the first chair of the Educational Steering Committee (for a term of two years) and received the distinguished Lifetime Achievement Service Award from AALNC in 2005 and Volunteer of the Year Award in 2006. She served as the chief editor of Legal Nurse Consulting, Principles and Practices, Second Edition, the core curriculum of legal nurse consulting. She also served as the chief editor of AALNC’s first online legal nurse consulting course. Patricia has edited or coauthored over 125 books, chapters, case studies, articles and online courses. Patricia is president of Med League Support Services, Inc. (, a legal nurse consulting company in Flemington, New Jersey, which was established in 1989. A devoted entrepreneur, Pat also started Patricia Iyer Associates, a company that provides legal nurse consulting education ( and Patient Safety Now (, which provides education for healthcare providers. She has taught hundreds of attorneys, physicians, nurses and paralegals about medical records and medical-legal topics, and thousands of nurses both nationally and internationally about nursing documentation and risk management. A member of the National Speakers Association, she has taught nurses in Denmark, India, Japan, Canada and Japan. Several chapters in this text were authored or coauthored by Pat.Barbara J. Levin, BSN, RN, ONC, LNCC obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston University School of Nursing. She is also a certified orthopaedic nurse and has received the recognition of Clinical Scholar at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, where she works in the orthopaedic/trauma unit. Barbara draws on a wealth of twenty-five years of nursing experience in a myriad of clinical settings, Barbara is an accomplished speaker and writer, nationally and internationally, and also works with other providers at facilities and organizations to redesign policies and procedures. In addition to her clinical activities, Barbara is an experienced legal nurse consultant providing an educational foundation for her clients in a variety of roles. She has earned the distinction of Legal Nurse Consultant Certified and served as the President of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants 2004–2005. In 2007, Barbara received the AALNC Member of the Year award. Barbara served as the Chair of the AALNC Scope and Standards of Practice committee and worked together with the American Nurses Association to design, publish and obtain recognition for the Legal Nurse Consulting Scope and Standards of Practice. She also serves as a valued member of the Massachusetts Tribunal, working together with a judge and an attorney, to determine the direction of medical malpractice claims. Barbara, Patricia and first edition editor Mary Ann Shea have worked together on several projects which include teaching two programs to the International Council of Nurses, 2007 conference, in Yokohama, Japan.

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