Every dental office must be HIPAA compliant by September 23, 2013, based upon the new “2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule.”
On January 25, 2013, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the required “Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules.” The Omnibus Rule became effective on March 26, 2013, and every dental office must be compliant by September 23, 2013. ARE YOU READY!
If you are not ready, beware, because the fines for non-compliance range from $100.00 to $50,000.00 per violation, and up to 1.5 million per year.
If you do not have a new 2013 HIPAA manual, you are out of compliance. If you have not modified your Privacy, Security, Enforcement or Breach Notification Procedures to comply with the new 2013 Omnibus Rule, you are not compliant.
If you have any questions regarding whether your office is HIPAA compliant, please feel free to call us.