Tag Archives: HIPAA Privacy Act

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. [...]

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 [...]

Records – Removal of Information From File

Does the therapist or counselor ever (under any circumstances) have a right or is it ever permissible to remove documents or [...]

Consent vs. Authorization

… These two words are often misused and misunderstood, not only by therapists and counselors, but also by state legislation (law) and [...]

Enforcement

On March 16, 2006 the final rule on Enforcement under HIPAA became effective. This enforcement rule (federal regulation) relates not [...]

Confidentiality

… While confidentiality is generally considered to be a cornerstone of psychotherapy, most mental health practitioners realize that [...]