Kaiser Permanente to Use E-Records to Hasten Social Security Disability Process
Posted on Jul 06, 2012
On June 25, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced it has partnered with Kaiser Permanente to transmit health records electronically in an effort to help speed up the Social Security disability (SSD) process. To learn more about what you can do to ensure you receive your SSD benefits in a timely fashion, speak with a Morristown Social Security attorney.
Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest health care providers in the United States, will submit a patient’s medical records electronically to the SSA in lieu of traditional paper records. With the patient’s consent, the e-records will save time and money and allow the SSA to make better decisions about Social Security disability recipients.
According to the SSA, it requests approximately 70,000 patient records per year from Kaiser Permanente. As part of the Health Information Technology initiative, e-records will help ensure that prospective SSD claims can be determined faster and more effectively.
A Morristown SSD Lawyer Can Help Expedite the Process
If you are still waiting to receive your Social Security Disability benefits, the law office of Manfred F. Ricciardelli Jr. can help. It’s not uncommon for SSD claims to be rejected the first or second time they are submitted. Our law firm has the experience and resources to ensure you obtain the benefits you are entitled to. For a free consultation, call 1-973-285-1100 today.