Episode 128

Liath Dalton, Person Centered Tech

In this episode, Liath Dalton, the director of Person Centered Tech, joins our host, Dr. Tara Sanderson, to discuss the importance of understanding and complying with HIPAA regulations. Liath emphasizes how HIPAA protects both clients and providers, and recommends looking at HIPAA from a new perspective.

Overview of episode

Shifting the mindset from viewing HIPAA as a box-checking exercise

Importance of referring supervisees to resources to stay updated

Determining the role of HIPAA in an effective therapeutic alliance

Applying the Security Circle through your practice

Takeaways for today!

What can you apply today right after the episode.

Breaking Old Patterns and Mindsets

Liath emphasizes the importance of challenging old patterns in HIPAA education and compliance to create a more safe and secure environment. Breaking free from these patterns allows us to foster growth and understanding in our practices.

Consider how HIPAA compliance is taught in your own practice and develop different ways you can update your HIPAA training and compliance for different roles (administrators, billers, clinicians).

Understanding HIPAA

We explore the significance of following HIPAA guidelines and why they are necessary to protect client information. HIPAA serves as a safeguarding measure, ensuring the privacy and security of valuable client data. It's not just a box-checking exercise; it's a crucial step in upholding ethical and legal responsibilities.

Take a few moments to add HIPAA compliance reminders to your supervision schedules and company meetings.

Building a Supportive Structure

Learn how to curate and actively engage with policies and procedures to create a supportive structure within your practice. Liath shares practical tips on implementing manual guidelines effectively, addressing emergent issues, and establishing a security circle. Investing in these structures can provide clarity, consistency, and peace of mind.

Refresh your understanding of state laws and insurance provider requirements, are you missing any additional rules you should be following on top of HIPAA?