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How Do I Handle 42 CFR Part 2 Records Requests?

Certain types of medical records require more sensitive handling due to their greater privacy and confidentiality restrictions, including substance use disorder (SUD) records regulated ScanSTAT works with our clients who… Read More

HOW DO I HANDLE MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RECORDS?

Mental and behavioral health medical records are often associated with psychotherapy notes, however they are separate and distinct types of records. Mental and behavioral health records are typically part of… Read More

HOW DO I HANDLE RESTRICTED ACCESS RECORDS?

A patient’s rights under HIPAA include the right to restrict the use and disclosure of medical records. While it may have been easier to manage restrictions in a paper record… Read More

HOW DO I HANDLE REQUESTS FOR RECORDS WHICH INCLUDE GENETIC INFORMATION?

The rise of individual genetic information has also meant the increase of this health information being incorporated into medical records.  While the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits… Read More

HOW DO I HANDLE PSYCHOTHERAPY NOTES?

Not all medical record types are the same, as certain types of records require more sensitive handling due to their greater privacy and confidentiality restrictions, including Psychotherapy notes. These notes… Read More

HOW DO I PROVIDE QUALITY ASSURANCE IN CONJUNCTION WITH HIPAA?

While HIPAA provides an excellent set of standards for compliance within an organization, seasoned healthcare professionals know it’s not just about the standards, rather it’s how they are applied and… Read More