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Handling Medical Records


A segment for claims coordinators on medical privacy and workers' compensation. Taken from SFM’s "Responding to work injuries" webinar. For specific information about your state's laws, click on the appropriate state icon to the left.


State laws allow employers to have access to injured employees' medical records so they can see work restrictions ordered by physicians, which are usually documented on a Work Ability and Return-to-Work form.

It's good to clarify work restrictions and transitional job tasks with the physician. Remember to document everything and keep the employee informed.

Be sure to check your state's guidelines on handling medical records and HIPAA...

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