Six Tips for Legal Teams
Ask each provider if they have a unique HIPAA authorization form and have the plaintiff sign it in advance.
Verify the address of each provider by phone and ensure you send requests to the proper department.
Ensure you only request the records you need. Provide dates with your request, and save your budget for pertinent records only.
Before you send a request, call each provider to understand their fee structure and proprietary forms.
With deadlines looming, track your requests to decrease turnaround time and quickly respond to any missing data or payments.
There can be an overwhelming number of records, so be sure to organize them to support your litigation needs.