The Right of Access Initiative by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was introduced in 2019. On September 20, 2022, the OCR noted that three new investigations pertaining to patients' right of access under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)—focused chiefly on dental practices—were underway. With these additional investigations, the OCR has issued 41 enforcement actions since the initiative began.
HIPAA compliance is critical for all types of medical providers, including dental professionals— as a HIPAA violation can be costly for your dental practice.
Insight into what questions dental and medical practices should ask managed IT providers as they are searching for one. The checklist also dives into red flags to be on the look-out for.
What is HIPAA? Whether you are looking to digitize your records or you’re fresh out of school, it’s important to get familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as it applies to you and your practice to avoid costly HIPAA missteps.
In this day and age of increasing compliance requirements and ever-evolving threats of security attacks, it's important to have the right cybersecurity package for your dental practice. After all, your sensitive data, including the personal and financial information of your patients, needs to be protected at all costs.
PCI. To you, it’s just one more compliance protocol for your practice to deal with.