Research involving treatment enrolling in a health

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Research involving treatment Enrolling in a health plan (and no psych notes involved) A medical exam for an employer or other third party who will see the results 49/103
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HIPAA Authorization on Psychotherapy Notes Definition: psych notes are recorded: By a mental health professional who is Documenting or analyzing the contents of a private, joint, family, or group counseling, AND IF The notes are kept separate from the rest of the patient’s medical record . NOTE: It’s the therapist’s choice whether to keep the records separate, although the practice or institution may have policies to guide that choice. Psych notes exclude: Medication prescription and monitoring, Session start and stop times, Modalities and frequencies of treatment, Results of clinical tests, and Any summary of diagnosis, functional status, treatment plan, symptoms, prognosis, and progress to date. 50/103
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Special Rules Regarding HIPAA Authorization Generally, a HIPAA authorization is required for use of psych notes. Exceptions: Use of the notes by the originator for treatment, Use by the covered entity for its own training programs under appropriate supervision, Use in defense of a legal action, Disclosure to HHS for HIPAA enforcement, and Certain coroner’s/ medical examiner’s or other governmental health oversight activities. The institution will have policies and procedures to control the use and disclosure of psych notes. 51/103
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Marketing Definition: Communication about a product or service to encourage its purchase or use Covered entity does not need authorization to use PHI for marketing when it observes these procedures Face-to-face encounter: Products or services of nominal value; or Concerns health-related products and services of the covered entity or a third party, and Allows patient to opt out of future communications; and Entity determines that the communication may be beneficial to health of type or class targeted 52/103
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Fundraising General rule: A HIPAA authorization is required to use or disclose any PHI for any fundraising purpose. Limited exception: A covered entity, for fundraising on its own behalf only , may use demographic information and dates of health care service (and no other PHI), or disclose those limited categories of PHI to: a business associate performing fund raising for the covered entity, or an institutionally related foundation. 53/103
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Fundraising Covered entity’s notice of privacy practices (NPP) should include a statement that it may contact the individual for its fundraising. Patients can decide they don’t want to be subject to fundraising (OPT-OUT), and the covered entity and its workforce must respect those wishes.
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  • Fall '11
  • Edberg
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Dr. Jones

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