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Beverley Posted Thu 14th of May, 2015 16:28:50 PM

How long do we have to append the surgery date or event date to a post op billing in our key entry department? We know its forever on Workers Compensation. Thanks for you assistance. BH

SuperCoder Answered Fri 15th of May, 2015 03:29:58 AM

Well, it is required to maintain of patient’s records for seven years from the last patient visit. If a patient is a minor on the date of the last visit, then the physician must maintain the patient’s records for a minimum period of either seven years from that date, or until the patient reaches the age of 21, whichever is the longer retention period.

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