LVI Global and PCIHIPAA Celebrate 5 Year Partnership with HIPAA Savings Program
LVI Global to offer course catalog discounts to help subsidize the costs related to HIPAA compliance and patient data breach protection services
LVI alumni love what they do and do what they love. However, all it takes is one major data breach to lose what our clients have worked so hard to achieve.”— Bill Dickerson, Founder and CEO, LVI Global
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, March 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (“LVI Global“) announced today that it is extending its five year partnership with PCIHIPAA by subsidizing clients to help comply with complex HIPAA requirements. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently reported on their website that Steven Yang, D.D.S., Inc., Zachary E. Adkins DDS, and Robert Smith DMD, PC have all experienced data breaches of over 500 patients in January, 2018. This often leads to an investigation by OCR. The rising number of patient privacy claims, ransomware attacks, and data breaches facing dental professionals continue to escalate the importance of being proactive.
“LVI alumni love what they do and do what they love. However, all it takes is one major data breach to lose what our clients have worked so hard to achieve. Many dentists don’t have the time and resources to adequately navigate HIPAA requirements and properly protect patient information. This leaves them unknowingly exposed and vulnerable. We’ve been working with PCIHIPAA for 5 years, and their OfficeSafe Compliance Program is the right solution for dental practices. It balances the time and costs practices need to spend to quickly mitigate their risks. PCIHIPAA is a valuable partner, and we’re excited to extend our partnership for years to come, as well as a special course tuition scholarship that we have worked together with PCIHIPAA to provide for our alumni.” said Bill Dickerson, Founder and CEO, LVI Global.
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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OCR has received over 150,000 HIPAA complaints following the issuance of the Privacy Rule in April 2003. A rising number of claims filed under HIPAA in recent years have led many patients to question whether or not their personal payment and health information is safe. As the government has become more aggressive in HIPAA enforcement, large settlements have become widespread and rising penalties for HIPAA non-compliance are a reality.
According to HHS.gov, the types of HIPAA violations most often identified are:
1) Impermissible uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI)
2) Lack of technology safeguards of PHI
3) Lack of adequate contingency planning in case of a data breach or ransomware attack
4) Lack of administrative safeguards of PHI
5) Lack of a mandatory HIPAA risk assessment
6) Lack of executed Business Associate Agreements
7) Lack of employee training and updated policies and procedures
“Bill Dickerson and the team at LVI Global work everyday to help change peoples lives. The subsidies they are providing to help protect their members are not only generous, but also is a reflection of how much they care. Data breaches and identity theft continue to plague the dental industry. Our partnership with LVI Global has already helped 100’s of practices, and we look forward to helping many more.” said Jeff Broudy CEO of PCIHIPAA. “Our mission is to take the guesswork out of HIPAA, and to protect healthcare providers and business associates easily and affordably. To get started, practices are encouraged to take advantage of the subsidies by completing a complimentary risk assessment at www.pcihipaa.com/lvi.” adds Broudy.