CHICAGO--The American Dental Association is offering the ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance: Privacy and Security Kit.
The kit is intended to help dentists comply with HIPAA privacy and security and with the enhanced requirements that are part of HITECH Act provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The new HITECH Act rules include when and how dentists must provide notification if protected health information has been exposed in a security breach, as well as the breach notification process that a business associate must follow.
The ADA recommends that dentists review and revise their Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance programs and make any necessary changes to their Notice of Privacy Practices and to business associate agreements.
The ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance: Privacy and Security Kit provides a step-by-step tool to help dentists implement HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification compliance programs that include the new HITECH Act requirements, as well as update and strengthen existing HIPAA compliance programs.
The kit includes sample forms, policies and procedures, checklists and risk assessment questions that can be tailored to individual practices. In addition, the kit includes sample Notice of Privacy Practices and Business Associate Agreement Amendment provisions, workforce training guidance, and an analysis of 12 HIPAA Privacy and Security Attributes that are key to compliance.
The Privacy and Security Kit also includes a companion CD-ROM to help dentists tailor the contents of the kit to their practices. Dentists who purchase the Privacy and Security Kit will receive a subscription to the ADA's annual HIPAA Compliance Update Service through January 2013. The service will provide users with current information about rules, regulations, and news regarding HIPAA requirements.
In addition, dentists who purchase the Privacy and Security Kit are eligible to earn up to eight continuing education credits by successfully completing the HIPAA test. The fee for the test is $29 for members.
The ADA member price for the ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance: Privacy and Security Kit is $225. The price is $337.50 for nonmembers.
For more information, visit ADA catalog or call (800) 947-4746.
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