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    7 ways to avoid becoming a HIPAA horror story

    You've heard the terrifying stories of HIPAA-compliance failures and the havoc they can cause for a practice... but how can you ensure it doesn't happen to you?

     

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    If there’s a breach, you must report it

    Don’t ignore it or hope it goes away. By law, you must report any breach, including the nature of the incident, the unauthorized person(s) who had access to the information, whether it was actually viewed, and what has been done to remedy the situation. If the breach affected more than 500 individuals, you must notify the media serving your local area.

    Technology has brought us greater convenience and efficiency but it also can expose us to greater risks. Use these seven tips to tighten your HIPAA procedures and better protect your practice from potential violations.

    Attend Dr. Levin’s new seminar, “The Mid-Career Plateau: How to Avoid It, Overcome It, Get Out of It.” See his complete seminar schedule by visiting: www.levingroup.com/gpseminars.

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    Dr. Roger P. Levin
    Dr. Roger P. Levin is a third-generation general dentist and the chairman and chief executive officer of Levin Group, Inc., the largest ...

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