Federal Regulations concerning HIPAA in the Healthcare Workplace changed as of March, 2013. The new HIPAA Omnibus Rules require employee training (for all team members), a new HIPAA manual (written to these new standards) and plenty of new policies and paperwork to implement, according to a recent report on dentalenhancements.com.
Better late than never, though, because these new regulations and protocols should have been operational within your dental office as of September 23, 2013. Why should you make this a priority? HIPAA Omnibus Rules come with fines ($10,000 – $1.5M) and HIPAA Task Force audits ensure the new rules are properly in place.
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