Standards for Medical Record Documentation

Providing quality care to our members is important; therefore, SWH of NY has established standards for medical record documentation to help assure the highest quality of care. Medical record standards enable the promotion of:

  • Quality care though communication
  • Coordination and continuity of care
  • Efficient and effective treatment

SWH of NY’s medical record documentation standards include:
  • Medical record content
  • Medical record organization
  • Ease of retrieving medical records
  • Confidential patient information (HIPAA)
  • Standards and performance goals for participating providers

For a detailed description of the standards and performance goals, refer to the Provider Manual.


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