What to know about HIPAA & privacy

HIPAA rules about health information privacy are often misunderstood. Learn what HIPAA actually requires. Patient rights to records The HIPAA Privacy Rule, a federal law, generally gives patients the right to access their complete medical record The main exceptions to this rule are- Psychotherapy notes about a counseling session- Disclosures that are likely to endanger […]

What to know about advance directives

Advance planning can be as simple as naming a healthcare power of attorney, or more detailed. Find free forms for creating directives here. Types of directives A durable power of attorney for healthcare (POA) names a person to make healthcare decisions when a patient cannot make these decisions for themselves A living will specifies types […]