Extending Credit Card and Electronic Payment Options to Clients

Person Centered Tech recognizes that legal-ethical issues around money in mental health practice are probably both the easiest to get right and the easiest to get wrong. HIPAA and professional ethics committees facilitate legal-ethical payment processes by carving out certain boundaries that clinicians need to stay in. If you don’t know the boundaries, you may inadvertently make legal-ethical errors, but if you do know them, running a practice within them can be quite easy.

To support you in staying in that legal-ethical space while also streamlining your practice management procedures, Person Centered Tech is pleased to present the following collection of articles about payment methods. Click an arrow or title below to see a summary of the article and a link to open it. Person Centered Tech has been publishing free articles on technology in mental health practice since 2012. We also offer a continuing education course on Credit/Debit Cards and Electronic Payments in Mental Health Private Practice. If you would like CE credit for your study time, check out the course here.

  1) Banks and HIPAA: Checks & Credit Cards vs. Receipts & Invoices
  2) Ethics of Disclosure to Clients Who Pay With Plastic or Online Transfers
  3) Passing Credit Card Fees On To Clients: Is It Ethical, Legal or Good Business Practice?
  4) Holding Client Credit Card Info On File: Why and How To Do It, How Not To Do It
  5) What is PCI DSS and Why Do I Care?

  Going Further


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