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Arroyo Grande Dental Care Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

Arroyo Grande Dental Care has recently been confirmed as having implemented policies, procedures, and practices that met or exceeded the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules.

Dental practices are required to comply with the provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Omnibus Rule, Breach Notification Rule, and the standards of the HITECH Act. HIPAA compliance can be complex, so to ensure full compliance many practices seek assistance from compliance vendors.

Arroyo Grande Dental Care partnered with Compliancy Group and used its proven HIPAA compliance methodology to ensure full compliance, tracking progress using Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA compliance tracking software, The Guard.

“We as a private practice chose Compliancy Group and The Guard to take us through HIPAA compliance because it was recommended and it has benefited our office by keeping all of our staff aware of how secure things need to be, being HIPAA compliant is a priority of ours, we as an office strive to keep our patients and their health history safe and secure,” said Arroyo Grande Dental Care, in a statement. “We can confidently say that we are in compliance with HIPAA and look forward to continuing to protect all of our patients.”

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After successfully completing the program, which includes a six-stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process, Arroyo Grande Dental Care’s good faith effort to achieve HIPAA compliance was assessed by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts. Arroyo Grande Dental Care was verified as having implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and Compliancy Group awarded the practice the HIPAA Seal of Compliance. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to current and future patients that the practice is compliant with the HIPAA Rules and is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of their protected health information.

“HIPAA matters to our practice because we believe our patients deserve privacy and protection. It gives more security over their health history and use of any information. We are very fortunate to have been able to work with Compliancy Group to give our patients the most protection possible.”

Author: Steve Alder is the editor-in-chief of HIPAA Journal. Steve is responsible for editorial policy regarding the topics covered on HIPAA Journal. He is a specialist on healthcare industry legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other related legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use of information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics.