Use of De-identified Testimonials

Question:  If I post a patient testimonial using only the patient’s first name and last initial, do I need to have the patient sign a HIPAA Authorization to Disclose PHI? Answer:  It depends.  You should not have to have a patient sign a HIPAA Authorization if the testimonial does not identify the patient.  Whether the … Read more

HIPAA Compliant Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information

A HIPAA Compliant Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information Form must contain certain information and disclosures to be HIPAA compliant.  In addition, an authorization cannot be combined with other consent forms.  This Guidance on HIPAA Authorization Forms provides information on the requirements for a HIPAA compliant Authorization form and a template that you can use in your practice.  It … Read more