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HIPAA 20th anniversary: It’s still a complicated area. 6 articles that can help

Dec. 7, 2016
HIPAA has been around for 20 years, but it can still be hard to meet all the requirements of this compliated area. No one wants to come under fire for not following HIPAA regulations. These articles contain a wealth of information.

That casual conversation between the front office manager and a patient? Could be a HIPAA violation.

Those selfies patients love to post? Could be a HIPAA violation.

Failure to shred those private forms? Could be a HIPAA violation.

Dental and medical office staffs have been striving to make sure they’re HIPAA compliant for over 20 years now. Everyone should have it down by now, right?

Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. But no one wants to get caught in a HIPAA violation. Sometimes it’s downright laziness. Other times, innocent oversight. Often, it’s an occurrence that doesn’t cause a practice any trouble at all … until it does. Throughout 2016, these authors shared HIPAA scenarios with dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants in an effort to help them comply.

The articles are written by HIPAA risk assessor Amy Wood, malpractice defense attorney Linda Garrett, dental consultant Marianne Harper, certified HIPAA professional Gene Fry, Certified Fraud Examiner Janice Janssen, RDH, MacPractice CEO Mark Hollis, and from a patient perspective, Lisa Newburger.

You’re welcome.

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