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Times Have Changed, No Really, They Have!

I teach the principle that “if it is not documented, it did not happen”, which is still true. Today, though, there is a new concern…. “You documented it, but was it really necessary, did it really exist and did you really do it?”   More practices today are using...

Dentists’ Attitudes About HIPAA- Where do you fall?

I talk with numerous dentists and staff about HIPAA compliance in their offices as I travel and lecture on HIPAA compliance. I am deeply concerned about dentist and staff members’ attitudes about HIPAA compliance. I’d like to share with you to help you understand the...

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...

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...
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