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ADA offers HIPAA Security Kit.

The ADA HIPAA Security Kit is designed to make staff training simple by including a PowerPoint presentation and a downloadable PowerPoint viewer.

The security regulations, which the Department of Health and Human Services released under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, were conceived to protect electronic patient health information. Protected patient health information is anything that ties a patient's identity to that person's health care, such as X-rays, charts or invoices.

The security manual features easy-to-follow guidelines and sample policies and procedures on topics including appointing a HIPAA security official among staff members, preventing viruses from damaging computers and developing password management policies.

The ADA Seminar Series offers "HIPAA: The Current Issues," to help prepare for compliance with HIPAA regulations. E-mail Tina Martinez at martinez@ada.org, or Susan Barthel at barthels@ada.org or call toll-free 800-621-8099, ext. 2908.

The ADA Council on Dental Practice encourages its members to seek clarification from the ADA for questions concerning the security standards or any regulations under HIPAA. E-mail the ADA at HIPAA@ADA.org.

The ADA Department of Salable Materials is taking orders for the HIPAA Security Kit. The price is $149.95, but it's available to ADA members for $99.95. Contact ADA at 800-947-4746 or go to the Product Catalog at ADA.org. The catalog number for the ADA HIPAA Security Kit is J685.
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Title Annotation:Business Briefs; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996; American Dental Association
Publication:The Dental Assistant
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Date:Mar 1, 2005
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