"The ADA is recommending that dentists review and revise their Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance programs and make any necessary changes to their Notice of Privacy Practices and to Business Associate Agreements"- www.ada.org
The new HITECH rules deal with sending electronic patient information. Most offices do this now to increase efficiency with filing insurance claims and other processes. We are also recommending all our clients review their HIPAA policies at this time. Please check our website in the upcoming weeks for information about an upcoming seminar we are holding to discuss these new rules.