Dental Practice HIPAA Compliance: An Overview of Changes in the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $49.00


HIPAA has changed, and covered dental practices must revise their compliance programs. This course gives a brief history of HIPAA, discusses some of the changes in the 2013 Final Rule that are most likely to affect dental practices, and describes resources and how to access the rules.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to do:

  1. Understand certain changes to HIPAA in the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule
  2. Determine when covered dental practices must comply with the new HIPAA requirements.
  3. Identify the government agencies that enforce HIPAA.
  4. Describe how HIPAA penalties have been enhanced
  5. Identify certain resources pertaining to HIPAA compliance.


On January 25, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights published an Omnibus Final Rule implementing changes to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules (“HIPAA”). By September 23, 2013, covered dental practices must revise their policies and procedures to comply with new rules. This course begins with a brief history of HIPAA with information about compliance dates, the effect of state law, and enforcement and penalties. Next, there is a discussion of changes to HIPAA requirements for breach notification; business associates; requests for restricted disclosure to a health plan; patient access to records; marketing communications; sale of patient information; fundraising; Notice of Privacy Practices; decedents; immunization records; genetic information; and research. The resources section includes information about ADA and government resources, and directions for accessing the text of the HIPAA rules online.

  1. Disclaimer
  2. Definitions
  3. HIPAA: A Brief History
    1. Compliance Dates
    2. State Laws
    3. Enforcement
    4. Penalties
  4. Changes in the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule
    1. Breach notification
    2. Business associates
    3. Restricted disclosure to a health plan
    4. Patient access to records
    5. Subsidized marketing communications
    6. Sale of patient information
    7. Fundraising
    8. Notice of Privacy Practices
    9. Decedents
    10. Immunization records
    11. Genetic information
    12. Research
  5. Resources
  6. Accessing the HIPAA Rules


American Dental Association: ADA Catalog
Office for Civil Rights: Health Information Privacy
Combined Regulation Text of All Rules

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