2019 is just days away and that means it’s time to put some serious thought into just what you want your New Year’s resolution to be. Are you thinking that 2019 is the year to get healthier or perhaps to take that trip you’ve always wanted to? Maybe you’re thinking of getting a new house or working for the luxury car you’ve always dreamed of. Perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to retire and close your medical practice. If that’s the case and 2019 is the year you are going to finally close up shop, you better start planning!
What do I need to do to close my medical practice?
When you close a medical practice there are many tasks to complete and the process can be quite overwhelming. You will obviously need to inform you patients so they can find a new doctor and your employees so they can look for alternate work. In addition, you will also need to inform vendors, medical associations, landlords, and other stakeholders. Finally, there comes the matter of what is actually inside your building. What are you going to do with the medical equipment, office supplies and furniture, and filing cabinets teeming with patient medical and billing records?
Do I need to take special care with my patients’ medical records?
Yes! There is very sensitive information contained in these files and it is important that you take care of the contents. Some files must be kept for specified periods of time while others must be destroyed securely. Patients also need to have access to their medical records after you’ve retired so they need to be kept secure, but easily accessible.
Is there someone who can help with document management when I close my medical practice and retire?
Document management for retiring physicians can seem very overwhelming, but thankfully there is help available! My Retired Doctor provides document management services to retiring physicians and we would be happy to help you close up your medical practice. From scanning and shredding services to storage and Release of Information, we provide the services you need to reduce the frustration and stress associated with closing your medical practice.
Let My Retired Doctor make your 2019 New Year’s resolution come true!
With the New Year almost upon us, you need to take your New Year’s resolution into serious consideration. If you are actually considering closing your medical practice and retiring in 2019, you also need to take your document management provider into serious consideration. With such stringent regulations dictating how long files are kept and HIPAA guidelines specifying the security of sensitive information, the last thing you want is to give your business to an untrustworthy partner. With My Retired Doctor on your team, you can rest assured that there will be no issues since our team is 100% HIPAA compliant. It’s never too early to consider how your documents will be managed once you’ve retired, so contact us today at 877-328-2343!