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ADA updating HIPAA manual. Regulators expect compliance by Sept. 23

March 26, 2013

Most covered entity dental practices will need to review and revise their HIPAA compliance policies, procedures and documents such as Notice of Privacy Practices and Business Associate Agreements to comply by Sept. 23 with regulations effective March 26. It includes up-to-date information on HIPAA Privacy and Security regulations, including HITECH Act requirements for encryption, breach notification, business associate agreements, disclosure and use of Protected Health Information, increased compliance enforcement by the Office for Civil Rights, and significantly higher fines for non-compliance. Orders for the manual may be placed at or by calling 1-800-947-4746.