Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Disclaimer: This is not intended as legal advice.

We have received lots of emails regarding HIPAA as it pertains to the practice of chiropractic.

There have been all sorts of rumors and misinformation floating around such as DC’s will no longer be able to have open adjusting or open door adjusting. After reviewing the information I see no reason why one could not continue with the practice of open adjusting (as long as proper guidelines are followed). In reality, it looks as though HIPAA regulations will cause far less headaches for chiropractors than it will for multi-disciplinary clinics, hospitals, medical offices, etc.

If you have specific questions you can email me. They are probably questions others are asking as well.

I’ll do my best to get into the topics that concern many of us, such as open adjusting, sign in sheets, referral boards, advertising, postcards (such as monthly mailers and birthday cards), and other related subjects. Many of the things we will discuss just require some common sense and are not terribly difficult to implement into one’s practice. Please be patient, I’ll get the information uploaded as soon as I can. – Dr. Mike

For now, here are some HIPAA links…
Office for Civil Rights – HIPAA
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