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Revised ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance Kit Now Available

Protect your patients and your practice

August 06, 2013

Contact Information:
Telephone: 312.440.2806
Email: (Journalists) or Contact ADA (All Others)

To order, call (800) 947-4746 or visit

CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2013 —The American Dental Association (ADA) has revised "The ADA Complete HIPAA Compliance Kit (J598)" to help dentists 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 Sept. 23. HIPAA compliance is one of the most important – and challenging – undertakings for a dental practice. The "ADA Complete HIPAA Compliance Kit" has tools to help dentists 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 three-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 one 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 two hours of continuing education credit.

The kit is $300 for ADA members and $450 retail price. Watch a video on new 2013 HIPAA updates. To purchase the kit, please visit or call the ADA Member Service Center at 800.947.4746.

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About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 162,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website