Most states, including Ohio, do not have specific laws mandating the minimum record retention period for patient medical records. However, HIPAA and the Ohio Medicaid rules mandates the retention of records for a period of at least six
(6) years after payment of the claim to the provider.
For consistency purposes, it is also recommended that records relating to Medicare beneficiaries be kept for at least six (6) years as well although Medicare Conditions of
Participation only requires a five (5) year retention period.
If you would like to make a medical records request please contact our medical records clerk at 937-848-4121.
If your a patient needing medical records transferred please fill out the blow form and submit to our medical records clerk.
For your convenience, we at Bellbrook Family Practice have added these helpful links to various websites to provide you with information related to immunizations, diseases, health conditions, safety alerts, recalls, and recommended vaccines for travelers.
Cologuard is an easy to use, noninvasive colon cancer screening test for men and women, 50 years of age and older, who are at average risk for colorectal cancer. Colorectal allows you to easily collect a stool sample for testing in the privacy of your own bathroom. The test does not require you to follow a special diet or change your medications.
Back and abdominal muscles are essential components of the muscular network of the spine. They help the body maintain proper upright posture and movement. When these muscles are well conditioned, back pain can be greatly reduced or avoided. See link below for back exercises.