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    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
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    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.
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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    I found this website, I hope it helps you:


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