PCI DSS is a special set of regulations that we like to call “Credit card HIPAA.” If you take credit cards in your practice, you do have to comply with PCI DSS. The good news is that it’s quite a bit easier than HIPAA. This article helps make sense of it.
“Is Square HIPAA Compliant?” Square has heard our pleas, and now does the vital HIPAA Business Associate Agreement! Not all is as it may seem, however…
After October 1st, the American payment card industry is switching to “EMV” chip cards, which require you to have new gear. Do you need to get it now?
Mobile payment apps like Square and online payment services like PayPal make it surpassingly easy for therapists in private practice — or even for small agencies — to accept credit card payments without much upfront investment. Do we need client consent to use these services, however? What kind of information is needed for informed consent? […]
Are banks under HIPAA when you take payment from clients? Luckily, HIPAA doesn’t want to get in the way of getting paid, but there are gotchas, as always!
Holding credit card info from clients can ensure you get deductibles, no-show fees, and other payments. What methods and pitfalls are involved in doing it?
Concerned about credit card fees in your practice? Thinking about passing the fees on to clients but not sure if it’s legal or ethical? This article fully explores the issue.
Square is the easy credit card swiper for your smart phone or tablet. Learn the legal-ethical ins and outs to advantage of this handy tool with confidence.