ADA offers HIPAA compliance kit

The ADA is offering the ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance: Privacy and Security Kit to help dentists comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.

Some HIPAA rules changed as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as the stimulus package, including 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 kit includes sample forms, policies and procedures, checklists, and risk assessment questions that can be tailored to individual practices. In addition, it 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 kit also includes a companion CD-ROM to help dentists tailor content to their practices. Dentists who purchase the guide will receive a subscription to the ADA's annual HIPAA Compliance Update Service through January 2013, which will provide users with current information about rules, regulations, and news regarding HIPAA requirements. In addition, users will be eligible to earn up to eight continuing education credits by successfully completing the HIPAA test at adaceonline.org. The test fee is $29 for members.

The ADA member price for the kit is $225, and the price is $337.50 for nonmembers. The kit is available at www.adacatalog.org or by calling 800-947-4746.

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