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Locate the licensure regulations in Illinois . What are the provisions for the content of a health record? What are the rules regarding the timeliness of completion of a record? Locate any state laws regarding health information or medical records for your state. Are there retention statues? Are references to the costs of providing copies of medical records? Share your thoughts on whether you feel these are quite liberal or too strict?

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Locate the licensure regulations in Illinois . What are the provisions for the content of a health record? What are the rules regarding the timeliness of completion of a record?

The FDA shall make an efforts to assure that record about an individual in a Privacy Act Record system is accurate.
The state of Illinois rules in regarding the timeliness of completion of a record is that the provider may not submit a claim to Medicare until documentation is completed. The practitioner cannot submit the service to Medicare until the practioner completes the documentation for a service, including signature. The practioner cannot submit the service to Medicare unless the practitioner competes ...

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In California and other states, the physician owns the medical records generated by the practice; and a physician is not obligated to relinquish original records although he must produce them for inspection. 433 words total.

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In November 2003 the U.S. Congress passed a controversial health policy bill that President George W. Bush signed into law. The new legislation makes the most far-reaching changes to Medicare since the program was created in 1965. Please address the following questions:

Why were changes to Medicare deemed necessary?
What are the main provisions of the new legislation? Do you think they accomplish the desired goals?
Who was involved in setting the agenda for this policy change? Discuss the roles and interests of specific agenda setters and their influence on the development of the legislation.
Why was the legislation controversial? Discuss the claims of the law's supporters and detractors. Who will benefit from the changes?

These sites should suffice.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/11/20031125-5.html

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/12/20031208-2.html

Thank you.

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