Barriers to Sharing Health Information in Behavioral Health

Date: Thursday September 19, 2019

10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Tim Timmons 
Webinar Id: 801799
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In this webinar, we will discuss the limitations to the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) for providers of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and mental health treatment.


This presentation will discuss the limitations to the use and disclosure of protected health information for providers of SUD and mental health treatment.

The differences in HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, both of which apply to SUD providers, will be reviewed and suggestion offered for addressing the challenges presented related to those differences.

Why should you Attend: Health care reform and the application of both HIPAA and the confidentiality laws governing the disclosure of health information belonging to clients being treated for substance abuse disorders increase the risk of violations of those statutes and regulations by behavioral health providers.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Health care reform and information sharing - How have the goalposts moved?
  • HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 - How do we integrate the information
  • Part 2 restrictions - Why SUD limitations make it tougher to share information
  • Exceptions - When do HIPAA or Part 2 not apply
  • Operational barriers to implementation - How do we overcome them
  • HIE challenges - How do we involve HIE to facilitate information sharing

Who Will Benefit:
  • Behavioral Health Compliance
  • Privacy and Security Officers

Speaker Profile
Tim Timmons Following 25 years as a hospital financial manager and administrator, Tim has spent the past eighteen years assisting behavioral health organizations, hospitals, physician practices and home health agencies with the implementation of ethics and compliance programs. The initial emphasis of these programs was Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, but they have since been expanded to address the implementation of CCO and other contractual obligations, NCQA standards, the HIPAA Privacy and Security standards, confidentiality requirements associated with substance abuse treatment, and many other statutes and regulations.

He has presented on compliance related topics at national conferences sponsored by the National Council for Behavioral Health, the Health Care Compliance Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the HIPAA Summit and numerous other organizations. He is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional, a Certified HIPAA Professional, a Certified HIPAA Security Specialist and is Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance. He currently serves as the corporate integrity officer of GOBHI.

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