Oxford Health Plans (a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare) recently shocked the psychiatric community by doing a retroactive audit of psychiatric services, and demanding repayment of up to tens of thousands of dollars of reimbursements from some physicians based on insufficient documentation.
In this month’s interview, Dr. Brendel does a wonderful job explaining what psychiatrists need to know in order to become HIPAA-compliant. In this article, TCR really gets down and dirty with HIPAA, taking you by the hand to tell you exactly what to do, what forms to use, and where to get them.
Dr. Aiken is the Editor in Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report; director of the Mood Treatment Center in North Carolina, where he maintains a private practice combining medication and therapy along with evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments; and Assistant Professor NYU Langone Department of Psychiatry. He has worked as a research assistant at the NIMH and a sub-investigator on clinical trials, and conducts research on a shoestring budget out of his private practice. Follow him on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.