what is a hospital trace report?
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hospital trace reportsHas this ever happened to you while managing a claim? Subject was unable or unwilling to provide previous medical treatment history. Subject appeared to be cooperative but suffered "memory" lapses. Subject was unprepared, did not have medical history at hand, and never provided the information. You have reason to believe that subject has suffered NEW injuries but is not forthcoming with this information. You've handled a claim or litigation for months, only to receive "confidential" information that the subject has additional names, SS# or DOB. Subject may have a pre-existing condition, but you have no records to show this. read below

Scenario 1: An employee feigns work-related blindness, collecting permanent disability benefits through workers compensation – through a hospital trace report, records are found showing this to be a pre-existing condition, related to a car accident occurring five years prior.

Scenario 2: Another employee is off work for 2 years due to a back injury. Records found from a hospital trace report show that 2 weeks prior to the employees claim, he was treated in the local ER for an injury sustained while water skiing.

Scenario 3: A small child’s family, alleging epileptic seizures were related to being hit by the city bus. The hospital trace report found the child had been treated for these seizures since birth.

These are all real-life examples, pointing to the need for fraud awareness and fraud fighting in the workplace. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 10 cents out of each premium dollar is wasted on fraud. Nobody is immune – workers comp fraud can be perpetrated by any participant in the system. So how do you stand against insurance fraud? These are all real-life examples, pointing to the need for fraud awareness and fraud fighting in the workplace. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 10 cents out of each premium dollar is wasted on fraud. Nobody is immune – workers comp fraud can be perpetrated by any participant in the system. So how do you stand against insurance fraud? Start with a hospital trace report. Service overview So what is a hospital trace report? A Hospital Trace Report uncovers prior medical treatment and provides the name of the hospital, address, dates of treatment and when allowed, the types of treatment. It also offers the following advantages: Trace reports returns from fifteen to twenty-two hospitals in our search for treatment upon average. Simply changing doctors or moving from one state or city to another won’t defeat the search process as we can also search facilities based upon previous addresses. Use a hospital trace report to verify: * Where the subject was treated, when and the type of injury. * The subject’s name, DOB and SS#. * Geographical areas the subject has resided in the past seven years. (There may be more than one reason why the subject moved.) Included with a list of hospitals searched is a cover report that verifies the claimant’s information supplied by the client and also gives additional information developed during the investigation such as AKA’s, SSN’s, DOB’s and prior addresses. This ensures the information in your file is as accurate as possible. How do you know you have ALL the records? Hospital Trace Reports are a cost effective way to be sure. Now you can feel confident that you have the knowledge you need about your subject. This is not a database search and all reports are HIPAA compliant. Hospital trace reports are an effective tool in Wrongful Death Claims and for practicing Due Diligence during the Probate Process.

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