By: Thomas Law Group On: July 13, 2017 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Data breaches are becoming a common theme in news headlines. In May 2014, a network server accessible online was deactivated exposing the protected health information (PHI) of 6,800 patients resulting in New York-Presbyterian Hospital paying a $4.8 million HIPAA fine. In June 2014, medical records of 8,000 patients were...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: January 10, 2017 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Collection on delinquent patient accounts is an unavoidable and often burdensome task in dental practice management. Many practices are seeing an increase in delinquent accounts receivable, which consume valuable resources including staff and time. Some practices may attempt to collect past due amounts internally, while others may outsource this...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: June 21, 2016 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

In September 2013, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) final rule was implemented, which modified the standard by which dentists and other covered entities must notify patients following a breach. A breach is defined as the acquisition, access, use, or disclosure of protected health information (PHI). PHI includes...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: March 15, 2016 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

The HIPAA regulations require some specific guidelines for electronically submitting health related information. Most of us know that we have to be very cautious when transmitting protected health information to a third party, in order to protect its confidential nature, and most people are aware that HIPAA controls such...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: January 27, 2016 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Interesting news in the dental world… According to the Federal Trade Commission, Henry Schein Practice Solutions Inc., one of the leading dental office management providers, deceptively claimed that its Dentric G5 software provided industry-standard encryption of sensitive patient information. The FTC has notified Henry Schein that their data protection...

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