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HIPAA updates highlight potential online security issues

by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
ODA Today

While the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has been in effect for over a decade, the evolving nature of the law seems to have created as many questions about it now as when it first took effect.

The lynchpin tying dentists as health care practitioners into HIPAA is dental insurance. Only dentists or other health care providers who conduct health care transactions electronically, either directly or through a billing service or clearinghouse, are subject…

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