Results 1 to 3 of 3

Medical records

  1. #1
    Default Medical records
    Medical Coding Books
    I work at an ASC and we have medical records files since 2003. How long do I have to keep them ? Someone told me 7 YEARS ,, another told me 12, not sure ? What are the guidelines and if any , and where can I find them ? thanks -trent

  2. #2
    Louisville, KY
    Check you state statutes. Those normally dictate retention. Also, your facility should have a retention policy that states specifically how long it will preserve those records.

  3. #3
    I found this website, I hope it helps you:

Similar Threads

  1. Seeking a position in Medical Coding /Billing or Medical Records
    By in forum Resume Postings
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-25-2013, 04:58 PM
  2. medical records
    By minbes in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-21-2012, 10:45 AM
  3. Medical records
    By ali1971 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-10-2012, 01:41 PM
  4. Medical Records
    By oh207 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-05-2008, 06:53 PM
  5. Medical records
    By pratt in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-01-2008, 09:01 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.