I am reaching out to see if anyone has an acute care facility documentation retention schedule that they would be willing to share. I am familiar with SC general statue for medical record retention, thus I am researching non-medical record documents such as invoices, call schedules, etc. We are a small community hospital, thus not part of a large health system that has health system retention schedule/guidelines.
Susie Myers, RHIA
Director of Health Information Management
Newberry County Memorial Hospital
(ph) 803-405-7527 (fax) 803-276-8518
PO Box 497 / 2669 Kinard Street
Newberry, South Carolina 29108
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Check with your state's Hospital Association. In Illinois, our state Hospital Association published a "Retention Guidelines" resource for hospitals/healthcare facilities, which include most departments.
Donna Hofer, RHIA
Thanks Donna. I had previously contacted the SCHA but they referred me to Medical Record Retention guidelines which I already have in place. Thus was not of benefit.
Thanks Frank. This is excellent information!
In Indiana, our state Hospital Association published a retention guide some years ago to cover many different non-medical record documents – I would recommend you reach out to your state Hospital Association to see if they have a resource like this for your state....
Wendy Mangin, MS, RHIA
Director of Corporate Compliance
520 S. Seventh St. | Vincennes, Indiana | 47591
Hospital: 812.882.5220 | Direct: 812.885.3487
Fax: 812.885.3912 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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