Anyone using Venmo to accept payments?
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I assume I'd just treat Venmo payments as cash...anyone doing this?  Anything I should consider before adding this for the convenience of my clients?

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    Phillip Guillory

    I don't use Venmo personally, but my hesitation with it would be the built-in social aspects and its impact on patient privacy (as well as your privacy as a provider).

    I don't use Venmo personally, but my hesitation with it would be the built-in social aspects and its impact on patient privacy (as well as your privacy as a provider).

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    Fred Ingham

    Hmmmm.  Venmo's website suggests that I can make my transactions private, and it will apply the most restrictive privacy settings of either party to a given transaction between those parties.

    If I decide to try it, I should probably have the client sign a release acknowledging that paying by Venmo may not be as secure as check, cash or credit card.  

    Or I can just say "no" to this request!

    Thanks for flagging this issue.

    Hmmmm.  Venmo's website suggests that I can make my transactions private, and it will apply the most restrictive privacy settings of either party to a given transaction between those parties.

    If I decide to try it, I should probably have the client sign a release acknowledging that paying by Venmo may not be as secure as check, cash or credit card.  

    Or I can just say "no" to this request!

    Thanks for flagging this issue.

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    Gillian

    Fred, we highly recommend against using Venmo to accept client payments due to HIPAA concerns. Additionally, using Venmo for business purposes is against their Terms of Service. I would recommend using SimplePractice's Stripe integration to seamlessly take payments from this client. 

    Fred, we highly recommend against using Venmo to accept client payments due to HIPAA concerns. Additionally, using Venmo for business purposes is against their Terms of Service. I would recommend using SimplePractice's Stripe integration to seamlessly take payments from this client.