Tag Archives: HIPAA

Tele-Health and Compliance: Important Considerations You Need to Consider

Tele-practice is becoming increasingly common. Consultations, as well as tele-health care, are provided via Skype, Zoom or other video-conferencing platforms that preclude the need for geographical proximity between doctor and patient. For practitioners who choose to utilize this type of … Continue reading

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Practitioners and Social Media: My Selfie Could Be a HIPAA Breach??

Social media has become prevalent in every aspect of life. Given this, it is important that practitioners are careful about how they and their employees use social media so as not to violate any HIPAA regulations. The obvious solution is … Continue reading

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Practitioners: What You Need to Know About the GDPR

As of May 25, 2018, the GDPR, which stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, was implemented in the European Union (EU). This regulation is much more expansive than our United States HIPAA law, and its coverage area is quite … Continue reading

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Does the Changing Healthcare Landscape Affect Doctor-Patient Privilege?

In most scenarios, doctor-patient privilege that is protected by HIPAA takes priority—similar to the way attorney-client privilege is treated. However, what was once a certainty is being challenged in the courts, primarily due to the increase of physicians who are … Continue reading

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Understanding Patient Consent Forms

To patients, consent forms might be viewed as a simple and standard document. These are forms that patients are now accustomed to receiving prior to any treatment. However, if you are a practitioner, it is critical for your consent forms … Continue reading

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An Informed Staff is Vital for a Smooth Practice Transition

Our previous two articles have explored what to do when you purchase a practice, including retaining patients and starting to make the practice your own.   Part 3 of this series explores an equally important, concurrent task: ensuring that your … Continue reading

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You Bought Your First Practice, Now What?

So, you have purchased a practice, and you are maintaining the patients that you have inherited. When you purchased the practice, you most likely were not involved in how the prior owner ran it. Now you want to make it … Continue reading

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Protect Your Patients and Your Practice: Routine Consent Forms

Individual healthcare practitioners and practices start their doctor-patient relationships by requiring each patient to sign a consent form before the first date of treatment. This form essentially informs the patient of the type of treatment, the risks and benefits of … Continue reading

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HIPAA and Third-Party Contracts: What You Need to Know!

If you are a healthcare practitioner who falls under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as a covered entity, you must follow HIPAA rules and regulations when you contract with an outside third party vendor to help you … Continue reading

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A Court Case All Medical Practitioners Should Know About

Practitioners and their support staff have become very familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) over the years, but as a recent ruling shows, the law continues to evolve.

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