In previous posts, we covered the ins and outs of HIPAA and its four general rules: Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement. In this post, we discuss the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”), an often overlooked privacy standard that, while overlapping somewhat with HIPAA, is a completely separate set of standards that govern security over your patient’s credit cards.
In our last two posts we’ve evaluated HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and the Security Rule/Breach Notification Rule, which outline your duties under HIPAA. In our final post in this series, we’re going to take a close look at what happens if you violate, those rules, whether intentionally or inadvertently.
In our recent posts we have looked at several regulatory systems that affect doctors: the disciplinary process, regulations related to the handling of prescription drugs, and OSHA regulations. In the next three posts, we will look at a regulatory framework that has had a major impact on medical and dental practices, both in Arizona and throughout the country, over the last ten years: the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). We will explain some of the most important components of HIPAA and walk you through the rules you must comply with to protect your patients’ privacy.