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03-5631-20024 (Video): HIPAA: The Good, the Bad, the Mandated

Course Abstract:

Contact Hours (CE): The Academy of Dental Learning and OSHA Training, LLC, designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits (3 CEs).
Cost: $30.00
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Published: October 2010
Revised:November 2020
Expires:December 2023
Course Instructor: Howard J. Pactovis, DMD
No conflicts of interest are reported by the author or by educational planning committee members.
Length: 1:00 hour - online video; 2:00 hours offline study

Educational Objectives

  • Define HIPPA.
  • Describe privacy definitions.
  • Describe minimum HIPPA compliance.
  • Describe HIPPA security measures.

Course Description

The Health Insurance Portability Act of 1996 and commonly referred to as HIPAA, concerns dentists, dental auxiliaries, dental office staff, dental technicians, and virtually everyone connected with privacy and the confidentiality of patient care. This course explains the Federal HIPAA mandates, enforcement of privacy and electronic records integrity, and reviews consequences of HIPAA violations. This CE hybrid course is 3 contact hours which offers one hour of online video lecture with expert Dr. Howard Pactovis, and 2 hours of offline study materials. The material is presented in a logical sequence that all staff can understand and offers practice tips you can take back to the office. In the online video portion, Dr. Howard Pactovis reviews important aspects of "HIPAA - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, including:

1) The HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information;

2) The HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information;

3) The Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety.

This course is suitable for all members of the dental team including dentists, dental auxiliaries, office staff, dental technicians, and new staff orientation.

How to Take This Course

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Contact Hours: 3.00
Price: $40.00

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