So you are in charge of HIPAA Compliance for your dental office, now what? If you are wondering where to even start, you are not alone. Knowing what paperwork is required is imperative (and it is extensive!) As of September 23, 2013, federal HIPAA Law was updated to the new Omnibus Rule Standard. 580 pages of revised HIPAA law. You may feel overwhelmed, but there are options to make implementing HIPAA Omnibus Rule protocols within your dental practice smooth and successful. All of your current HIPAA forms will need to change, and you are responsible for adding a few more! Choosing a HIPAA expert that provides ready-to-use forms is priceless! If you are in charge of making your own HIPAA forms, that is a daunting task. If you do not want that headache and responsibility, you absolutely should choose a HIPAA compliance training company that will create and provide all the forms for you compliant to Omnibus Rule. Training you and all of your employees to HIPAA Omnibus Rule Standards is also imperative. You’ll also need a new HIPAA manual written to Omnibus Rule. So back to forms, what is required?
1. New Employee and Business Associate Confidentiality Agreements
2. New Patient Acknowledgement Forms, Omnibus Rule Compliant
3. New Notice of Privacy Practices disclosed
4. Third Party Release Form for Medical Records
5. Many others
6. A new HIPAA manual written to Omnibus Rule Requirements
Don’t fret. Instead, choose a HIPAA compliance company that specializes in helping dental offices get completely HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliant. Hip hop over to check out this HIPAA Omnibus Rule Complete Package, it’s our favorite!
Written by: Jill Obrochta and Heather Whitt of Dental Enhancements