Category Archives: Ethics and HIPAA

Brief Reminders / Questions For New Year

Advocacy: Do you consider yourself to be an advocate for your clients? Is advocacy a part of your legal or ethical responsibilities or [...]

Ethics – Enforcement

What is the difference between an ethics violation and a violation of a state law or regulation governing professional conduct? If your [...]

Advertising, Options for Patient Request for Copy of Records & Holding Insurers Accountable

Advertising is one way in which therapists and counselors can attempt to expand their private practices. Mental health practitioners [...]

Licensing Board Issues Warning to Patients who Travel Out of State! (Regarding Telephone Counseling / Psychotherapy)

Suppose that you have been treating or counseling an adult individual, or a couple, or a child for a period of time for a particular [...]

Insurance Company Records Request

It seems that requests by insurance companies or contractors for insurance companies for copies of client records is on the uptick. [...]

Federal Regulations and Guidelines for Client Access to Records

The US Department Of Health and Human Services has published guidelines for individuals’ right under HIPAA to access their health [...]

HIPAA Regulations and Your Practice

The health and privacy rule is part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). It covers the [...]

5 Ways To Protect Your Patients’ Rights

April 11-17 is Health Information Privacy and Security Week, during which healthcare providers recognize the necessity behind health [...]

New Protected Health Information Changes From HIPAA

With the new HIPAA guidelines that have been put into action on September 23, 2013, it’s important to understand what changes have been [...]

Platforms That are HIPAA Compliant

If the site you are using does not require you to sign an agreement of some sort, then your practice could be at risk. To avoid this, [...]

What Is HIPAA Compliance Anyway?

New HIPAA regulations could be putting a strain on your practice. Everyday communication techniques that a practice uses have new [...]

The Dos and Don’ts of Patient Outreach

As medical practices become more and more concerned with profit margins, and new healthcare plans surge forward, it’s essential for [...]

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