Category: HIPAA

We Need to Talk: It’s About Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act and How It Impacts Your Dental Practice

Does your practice receive reimbursements from Medicare? Medicaid? C.H.I.P.? How about Tricare? If so, you need to read how this new law Section 1557 will impact your practice! Regardless of how you feel about it one thing is certain – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is full of surprises! Let’s look at Section 1557. The [..]

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Have You Left A “Window” Open For Deadly Infections?

By now, you have probably heard about Microsoft discontinuing security updates for Windows XP effective April 8, 2014. In fact, the first vulnerability for Internet Explorer has ALREADY been announced for computers running XP! This means you will need to upgrade your computers to a newer operating system (OS). Bottom line, your computers with Windows XP using any software or [..]

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Son of a Breach

This hypothetical scenario certainly ain’t the mac daddy of breaches, more like a “Son of a Breach.” A Son of a Breach is – a breach no less. Recently a practitioner transferred records to an off-site storage facility. The company in charge of the transport mistakenly left one of the boxes of records outside of [..]

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Affordable Care Act for Dentists (part 1)- Deadline

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed in to law March 23, 2010. Everyone is still sorting through the possible impacts and regulations that affect the Dental Office. Priority number 1: Send out the "New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and your Health Coverage" Notice   Deadline: October 1, 2013   You are required to [..]

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HIPAA Final Rule to take effect on September 23! Are you ready?

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