Primer: Confidentiality in Addiction Treatment

Topics: Addiction | Addiction Treatment | Clinical practice | Confidentiality | HIPAA

Addiction remains stigmatized. In order to safeguard and encourage patient access to care, there are special privacy protections for individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). This update will cover what you need to know using clinical vignettes. Clinical Scenario 1a: A 36-year-old man with heroin use disorder presents to your office for pharma

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Clinical Update

How to Write an Open Note

Topics: Computers in Psychiatric Practice | Confidentiality | EHR | Electronic Health Records | electronic use | Engagement | HIPAA | Patient relationship | Privacy | retention

“A physician should at all times deal honestly and openly with patients.” —AMA Code of Medical Ethics Beginning April 4, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) instituted a new policy stating that all clinical notes must be open to patients for their review in a timely fashion. Since that announcement, I have heard physician

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