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The Value of Your Dental Records and What Happens with Stolen PHI

There’s a storm brewing, and you need to listen to this one….It’s gonna cost you. In 2017 healthcare providers are paying through the nose for HIPAA violations. The biggest liability? Humans. Yes, people are the biggest threat to privacy and information security. See all it takes is one of your untrained staff to open an e-mail, [..]

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HIPAA Policies (a must read and a MUST have)

  You should have employee medical records, no not dental records, medical records. OSHA medical records include information about work-related exposures, illnesses and injuries. The records also include hepatitis B vaccination records. These records are not protected under HIPAA and, as such, are not Protected Health Information. Another term you should know is ‘Workforce’. Your [..]

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Exceptions to Privacy- Protected Health Information

There are situations that you can use or disclose Protected Health Information and you do not need a signed authorization to do so. As we previously discussed, patients (or in some cases their caregivers) always have the Right of Access. Next, there are what are known as T-P-O exceptions. They are: TREATMENT – Dental offices [..]

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Here is the Silver Bullet of HIPAA Compliance

There is much to do to comply with all that HIPAA requires. First, consider ‘what’ you have to comply with (Privacy Rule, Security Rule and Breach Notification Rule. The Enforcement Rule prescribes Civil Monetary Penalties and (often) Corrective Action Plans (ongoing government involvement) to remediate violations. The privacy rule identifies when Protected Health Information (PHI) [..]

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What Medicaid Providers Need to Know about CIA’s and How They Can Affect Your Practice

I don’t know the backstory regarding MB2 Dental’s Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA). Here is what I do know: ·      Corporate Integrity Agreements have become a favorite tool of the OIG. ·      You can gain valuable insights on how to protect your practice by reading CIAs (and other government enforcement actions). Every CIA includes requirements that the organization [..]

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Breaking News – President Elect Trump Says New I-9 Form Will Help Make America Great Again

The headline is a horrible rumor, but the new I-9 form is FINALLY here. My dad always said, “better late then never”. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ I-9 employment eligibility verification form officially expired March 31, 2016, but no replacement was issued – until now. Employers must use the new form beginning January 22, [..]

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We are Hiring!

We are looking for some exceptional people to join our team! We have the following openings: Compliance Specialist (HIPAA) The perfect applicant will: Have at least 5 years experience in the dental field Be personable and able to make connections with people quickly Have a strong understanding of and willingness to become an expert in [..]

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