ADA HIPPAKitThe American Dental Association (ADA) has revised “The ADA Complete HIPAA Compliance Kit (J598)” to help dental professionals comply with the changes prescribed by the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule. Most of the changes are effective March 26 and covered dental practices must be in compliance by September 23, 2013.

The “ADA Complete HIPAA Compliance Kit” has tools to help dentists and orthodontists design and implement a comprehensive HIPAA compliance program. The kit includes:

  • The “ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance: Privacy and Security Manual”
  • The “ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Training”
  • A 3-year subscription to the HIPAA Compliance Update Service

The HIPAA Compliance Kit uses a step-by-step approach, and has the following tools to aid in comprehension and documentation:

  • Sample policies and procedures
  • A revised sample Business Associate Agreement
  • A revised sample Notice of Privacy Practices
  • A glossary of key terms
  • A CD-ROM to help you tailor the content to your practice

The “ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Training” is a two-level CD-ROM training program. Level 1 teaches the basics of HIPAA compliance to dental office staff and is worth 1 hour of continuing education credit. Level 2 is a more in-depth module designed for office managers who are developing their office’s HIPAA program in conjunction with the “ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance.” Level 2 is worth 2 hours of continuing education credit.

The kit is $300 for ADA members and $450 retail price. The kit can be purchased by visiting or calling the ADA Member Service Center at (800) 947-4746.