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COVID-19 Telehealth Group Therapy and HIPAA Privacy

Group therapy and HIPAA: Mental health practitioners may provide therapy without violating the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Telehealth Group Therapy and HIPAA Privacy Rule When dealing with Protected Health Information (PHI) in situations involving telehealth group therapy and HIPAA privacy rule, the clinician may disclose treatment information about a particular patient to certain individuals and entities involved …

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COVID-19 Impact on Counseling

How did COVID-19 impact you and your ability to provide services to your clients?

COVID-19 Impact on Counseling In this time of crisis, Congress is asking for help from the counseling community on how COVID-19 has impacted you and your ability to provide services to your clients.  They are also asking specifically on what …

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HIPAA Provider to Provider Communication

HIPAA Provider to Provider Communication Providers often have a need to communicate with other providers to consult on patient care. HIPAA provider to provider communication is permitted under certain circumstances without prior patient consent. HIPAA provider to provider communication refers …

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COVID-19 Telehealth Primer

COVID-19 Telehealth

  Introduction Telemedicine is now essential to assure patients receive uninterrupted medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. To support clinicians during this COVID-19 pandemic, the Telebehavioral Health Institute offers this telehealth primer. Rules and regulations change rapidly. We understand the …

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Business Associate

Behavioral Health Business Associate Vetting As a HIPAA covered entity, behavioral health professionals have an obligation to vet their business associates. Vetting business associates ensures that the protected health information (PHI) that they create, receive, transmit, maintain, or store on …