Under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), health plans and practitioners are required to take special measures or create specific practices to protect patient’s protected health care information (PHI). Dr. Gelber uses information for treatment, to obtain payment for treatment, for administrative purposes, and to evaluate the quality of care you receive. Health information is contained in a psychological record that is the physical property of Dr. Mitchell L. Gelber, Ed.D., P.C. Clients have a number of rights pertaining to the containment and dissemination of information, how to file a complaint when appropriate and the obligations of Dr. Gelber regarding rendering professional services. The Notice of Privacy Practices and Outpatient Services Contract will help you understand how I protect patients’ privacy when I collect and/or use their health information and the measures I take to safeguard that information.
A copy of the privacy practices of Dr. Gelber are given as part of the complete intake packet which is completed and discussed prior to beginning out-patient therapy with Dr. Gelber.