ADA replies to Senate request for information on HIPAA

The ADA responded to a request for information from Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, about how to secure health data not currently protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act amid the advancement of health care technology.

“America’s dentists make patient data privacy a priority in their practices every day and welcome your interest in how data privacy can continue to be protected from emerging threats,” reads a letter signed by ADA President George R. Shepley, D.D.S., and Executive Director Raymond A. Cohlmia, D.D.S.

The ADA’s response urges Congress to avoid new regulations that would “further burden” small businesses like dental practices, most of which cannot hired staff needed for new compliance concerns. Mr. Cassidy’s RFI focused on five different categories, with the ADA responding to multiple questions within each category.

Source: ADA replies to Senate request for information on HIPAA / ADA News

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