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HIPAA Compliance for Dental Practices

HIPAA Compliance Packages

At Colington Consulting, we realize small dental practices may not have the resources available to meet all the requirements for HIPAA compliance. We eliminate that burden for you and promptly put into place a comprehensive HIPAA compliance program.

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “if a dental practice is a covered entity, the practice will need to take steps to comply, starting with the appointments of a HIPAA Privacy Official and a HIPAA Security Official. Other steps include, but are not limited to: 

  • Reading and understanding all of the requirements
  • Implementing a HIPAA compliance program
  • Delegating tasks
  • Performing a risk assessment
  • Devising policies and procedures
  • Training workforce members and 
  • Maintaining compliance in an ongoing manner

Achieving and maintaining compliance is a significant, ongoing effort that requires time, people, and resources.”

The ADA says that a dental practice becomes a covered entity by transmitting an electronic “covered transaction,” such as submitting an electronic claim to a dental plan. 

A dental practice is also a covered entity if someone else (like a clearinghouse) sends an electronic covered transaction on behalf of the dental practice. 

Dental practices that are covered entities may be referred to as “covered entity dental practices” or “covered dental practices.”

All-inclusive HIPAA Compliance Packages

Colington Consulting offers all-inclusive HIPAA compliance packages for dental practices of up to 10 workforce members.  This includes:

  • Conducting a required Security Risk Assessment
  • Conducting a Privacy Risk Assessment
  • Developing a HIPAA Risk Management Plan (policy and procedure) for your practice
  • Providing required forms, reports, and logs
  • Training your workforce

We also provide consultation sessions for HIPAA issues and questions as needed.

Unlike other service providers that use self-audit web-based programs and expect you to answer a series of questions you can hardly understand, Colington Consulting always conducts the assessment, values your input, and uses a common sense approach to compliance.

With increased HIPAA enforcement underway, Colington Consulting will eliminate your risk of non-compliance penalties. Email or call us at (800) 733-6379 today to get started.

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