Dental HIPAA Training
Dental offices deal with multiple patient records every day. This can include new, existing, walk-in, and by appointment patients who will eventually disclose basic and pertinent information such as the following:
- Age and Date of Birth
- Next of Kin
- Social Security Number
- Medical Insurance Policy Number and Coverage
- Medical History
HIPAA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is a federal law that protects sensitive patient health information from potential privacy breaches without the patient’s consent or knowledge. Dental offices are among the covered entities subject to HIPAA. Any covered entities like a dental office are permitted, but not required, to use and disclose protected health information, without an individual’s authorization.
HIPAA Dental Office Training is necessary for all dental office employees to properly safeguard collected patient medical records, to understand when to only use and disclose collected patient medical records, and to avoid privacy breach, misuse, and transmission of collected patient records in any irrelevant cause.
Our Dental HIPAA Training Covers
Since dental clinics handle Protected Health Information (PHI), dental offices need to understand, practice, and hold everyone accountable for HIPAA. Our HIPAA Training for dental offices is designed to help you and your employees the following topics:
- HIPAA Policies and Procedures
- HIPAA Patient Rights
- HIPAA Cybersecurity
- HIPAA Compliance and Enforcement
- HIPAA Breach Notification
HIPAA is a federal law and has set national standards to protect an individual’s medical records and other personal health information.
HIPAA is mandatory training, not just for dental offices but for everyone in the medical practice.
Having Dental HIPAA Training Conducted regularly in your office helps in adhering to the HIPAA compliance checklist for a dental office, avoiding potential patient privacy breach, and in avoiding possible government sanctions and fines for non-compliance.
HIPAA Compliance Training for dental offices is required to be conducted yearly.
HIPAA training for dental offices is a mandatory requirement for ALL employees, including new workforce members, and any dental employee who comes into contact with protected health information (PHI).
Dental HIPAA Training Documentation
HIPAA Compliance in dental offices is checked regularly by government bodies. Upon completion, Hayes will provide training documentation which will include the:
- training date
- training topics
- training facilitator
- training participant/s name