PCIHIPAA Receives PACE Approval by The Academy of General Dentistry

PCIHIPAA has received Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) designation by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and will now provide CE credits

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — PCIHIPAA recently introduced OfficeSafe™, a new technology platform to help medical and dental practices comply with stringent Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. Today, they announced their OfficeSafe™ compliance program will now include continuing education credits.

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PCIHIPAA Launches “The HIPAA Checklist to Help Healthcare Professionals Easily Navigate HIPAA Compliance Requirements

New technology platform positioned to help healthcare providers navigate HIPAA requirements and document HIPAA compliance procedures

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, March 16, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — PCIHIPAA recently introduced OfficeSafe, a new technology platform to help medical and dental practices comply with stringent Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. Now just months after its launch, PCIHIPAA released OfficeSafes HIPAA Checklist, an online tool to give healthcare professionals a roadmap, and new level of confidence that they are taking the necessary steps to protect their offices, and stay current with HIPAA compliance requirements.

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The HIPAA Risk Assessment and PCIHIPAA By Jeff Broudy CEO

Many practices ask us about the HIPAA Risk Assessment. Is it mandatory? What is it? Are you HIPAA? No, we are not HIPAA. But we do help practices comply with HIPAA. And yes, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) does require every practice that handles protected health information to take a risk assessment. Section 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A) states:

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PCIHIPAA Teams with American Osteopathic Association to Help Members Comply with HIPAA

PCIHIPAA will Work with AOA Members to Quickly Uncover Key Vulnerabilities and Corrective Actions to Comply With Evolving HIPAA Requirements.

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Protect Your Business From Regulatory Pitfalls, With ‘Practical Compliance’

There’s a disturbing pattern, especially in the United States, that all entrepreneurs face: Criminal acts drive an increase in regulation and governance, which leads to more costs of compliance, to avoid penalties and litigation. This includes payment-card industry (PCI) compliance if you accept credit cards…

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Breach happens. How prepared is your dental practice?

If the Democratic National Committee can get hacked, its hard to believe that your dental practice is fully protected. We recently received a call from one of the practices we consult with. The owner discovered one of his employees used patient information to create fake credentials, open credit lines at retail stores, and max out those credit lines before being caught. Another employee opened an email that looked legitimate and, with a single click, the entire office became victim to a ransomware attack. Stories like these prove that almost anything can happen.

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HIPAA Compliance: 5 Important Requirements

August 24, 2016 — With the recent announcement of HIPAA’s random audits, combined with the ransomware epidemic that could lead to protected health information being compromised, the misconception that your information technology (IT) partner fully understands and is responsible for 100% of your HIPAA compliance could put your practice at risk.

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Don’t Fear a HIPAA Audit. Fear Being Uninformed

Your healthcare records are under attack. It seems like we read about another data breach or ransomware attack every day. In 2015, the protected health information of more than 100 million patient records was compromised. This is why the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced random Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) audits for covered entities and their business associates. HHS is using the same strategy that creates fear of an Internal Revenue Service audit to mobilize healthcare professionals to take action.

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Sharing the article published in Dentistry Today.

Congratulations on today’s placement in Dentistry Today! Our team is really excited to see this go live! Here is a teaser for sharing purposes:

Read the full article here: http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/todays-dental-news/item/1176-don-t-fear-a-hipaa-audit-fear-being-uninformed.


AIM SPOTLIGHT: SEO and Your Dental Practice

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an online marketing tactic that focuses on directing organic or non-paid traffic to your website by having it rank high on search engine result pages (SERPs) for popular keywords and phrases. The most common search engines (Google, Yahoo, and Bing) show a list of search results. Many businesses hire SEO specialists to create content with keywords that search engines deem relevant to their target audience. In general, the more relevant the keywords, the greater the chance of the website’s content appearing at or near the top of that search engines top results. This is the first step toward getting your dental practice noticed by prospective patients who may be using the Internet to locate a dentist nearby.

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HIPAA Random Audits Are Coming in 2016. Are You Prepared?

Healthcare practices have had twenty years to adjust to HIPAA requirements. Although HIPAA is far from new, patient health information (PHI) theft has increased in intensity over the last several years, leaving many people understandably unsure if their personal information is safe. To combat emerging threats and encourage greater compliance, HIPAA announced a new policy of random audits in 2016, many of which will target dental practices . The Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services will begin performing both random desk and on-site audits.

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