HIPAA Compliance is Not Optional

Have you been designated the Privacy or Security Officer in your practice? Understanding the HIPAA laws are critical for fulfilling your professional and ethical obligation to maintain the privacy and security of patient information.

In fact, there are three primary federal laws that govern your legal responsibility:

  1. The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  2. The Health Information Technology for Clinical and Economic Health Act (HITECH)
  3. The Omnibus Final Rule

DCI’s 10-hour self-paced HIPAA course provides you with an in-depth understanding of the core HIPAA regulations and updates along with guidelines for practical compliance applications for your dental practice.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to confidently:

  • Define the requirements of the HIPAA laws
  • Identify state and federal HIPAA regulatory obligations
  • Compare current regulatory requirements against your own current HIPAA compliance program
  • Discuss the HIPAA requirements and effectively apply them to your practice

There is no prerequisite knowledge needed for this course. Both the Basic and Advanced HIPAA Courses contain the same core content, which is divided into three main sections. They are:

Module I: Introduction to Privacy

  • The History of Privacy
  • Federal and State Privacy Laws
  • HIPAA, Ethics, and the Dental Office

Modules II-IV: The Privacy Rule

  • Who Must Comply and What Information is Covered under the Privacy Rule
  • Uses and Disclosure of Protected Health Information
  • Administrative Requirements of the Privacy Rule

Modules V-IX: The Security Rule

  • Security Rule Overview
  • Administrative Safeguards
  • Physical Safeguards
  • Technology Safeguards
  • Organization Requirements
    • Policy, Procedures, and Documentation
    • Risk Analysis
    • Risk Management
    • Audits, Breaches, and Enforcement

Undecided whether a Basic or Advanced Course is right for you?