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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Records: What Can You Release?

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Summary

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Records: What Can You Release?

Workshop Description/Agenda

Benefits
Learn how to maintain compliance when handling mental health and substance abuse records that will protect your organization and patients' rights. Do you know that medical record custodians may be violating a patients privacy protections without even knowing it in responding to requests for a patients health information that contains substance abuse and mental health information? Do you know that you may need to withhold mental health and substance abuse records, even in responding to a records subpoena? This topic has been created by an actively practicing litigation specialist who has represented health care providers for more than a decade. Learn how to comply with records requests without violating a patients privacy rights. Reallife scenarios will be discussed to assist you in spotting issues, before they become a problem. Obtain knowledge necessary for any health information custodian to ensure compliance, without violation of a patients rights.

Agenda
Overview of Generally Recognized Patient Privacy Issues
ï General Concepts
ï What Is Considered a Substance Abuse Record?
ï What Is Considered a Mental Health Record?

Privacy Protection Issues Regarding Substance Abuse Records

Privacy Protection Issues Regarding Mental Health Records

Other Records Afforded Extra Privacy Protections

Records Requests Basics

Faculty
Matthew P. Keris, Esq. with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin

Credits
ACHE ,AHIMA ,CLE (Please check the Detailed Credit Information page for states that have already been approved) ,HFMA ,Additional credit may be available upon request.

Who Should Attend

This live webinar is designed for medical records directors, health information directors, coders, business managers, office managers, nurses, hospital administrators, billing managers, social workers, counselors, release of records professionals, complia

Additional Information

Training Provider: Lorman Education Services

Course Topics: Health Care Training > Compliance

Training Course Summary: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Records: What Can You Release?


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