We also have a 10 year retention policy and are working now with our IT Dept to destroy all electronic records older than 10 years, regardless of whether the patients have been readmitted since then......
Wendy Mangin, MS, RHIA
Executive Project Director – Regulatory Compliance/Privacy Officer
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That sounds like a good idea. I think our legal department would have issue with it though.