Can I Limit Amount of Information a Mental Health Professional Releases to Insurance Provider for Disability Claim?
Falls Church, VA |
Filed for LTD due to a medical condition & signed an Auth to Release & Disclose Health Info for insurance co. Authorization seems very inclusive. I visited a Mental Health Prof to find out how to taper off medication. I booked another appointment & then cancelled. She kept calling to re-book & documented each call. I only want the treatment notes but not the "psychotherapy notes" or phone calls released to insurance co. HIPAA Regs - "So basically a behavioral health professional can only divulge information received from a patient in treatment is to save someone’s life..without your express authorization"
Can I authorize the MD to release only the medical record portion of the treatment notes since I signed the release for the insurance company? Or does she have to release whole chart?