KickStart Dental Marketing Achieves HIPAA Compliance

 

SUMMARY:

KickStart Dental Marketing has demonstrated compliance with federal HIPAA regulation by completing Compliancy Group’s proprietary 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process.

PRESS RELEASE:

KickStart Dental Marketing is pleased to announce that it has achieved compliance with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the use of Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology, The Guard® compliance tracking software, and HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.

HIPAA is made up of a set of regulatory standards governing the security, privacy, and integrity of sensitive health care data called protected health information (PHI). PHI is any demographic healthcare-related information that can be used to identify a patient. If vendors who service health care clients come into contact with PHI in any way, those vendors must be HIPAA compliant.

“We are extremely excited to be one of the few dental marketing agencies in the country to achieve HIPAA compliance. Our clients and their patient’s security is at the forefront of everything that we do,” says Chris Pistorius, the CEO & Founder of KickStart Dental Marketing.

KickStart Dental Marketing has completed Compliancy Group’s Six Stage Implementation Program, adhering to the necessary regulatory standards outlined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and HITECH. These standards have been heavily vetted against the letter of the law and meet federal NIST requirements. KickStart Dental Marketing’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance through the use of The Guard has been verified by the HIPAA subject matter experts and Compliance Coaches® at Compliancy Group.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance is issued to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program through the use of The Guard, Compliancy Group’s proprietary compliance tracking solution.

By law, we are literally all in this together

With HIPAA violation fine enforcement up 400% in recent years and series of high-profile breaches and multi-million dollar settlements that drew national attention, the importance of HIPAA compliance for both dental marketing providers (BAs) and their dental clients (CEs) has never been more urgent. To further complicate the matter, a “HIPAA Omnibus Rule” update in 2013 significantly extended the potential liability of non-compliance to business associates. No longer is the case where one can simply argue “we are good to go as long as it’s the other party who’s responsible for compliance”.

The intention of the government is very clear: all parties must be HIPAA compliant in a business relationship that involves the exchange or handling of ePHI. One party’s mishap can bring devastating consequences to the other. It is therefore in a HIPAA-bound healthcare provider’s best interest to choose an IT service provider who is also HIPAA compliant, and vice versa.

Clients and patients are becoming more aware of the requirements of HIPAA compliance and how the regulation protects their personal information. Forward-thinking providers like KickStart Dental Marketing choose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to differentiate their services.

About Compliancy Group:

Compliancy Group simplifies HIPAA compliance so that health care professionals can confidently run their practice. The Guard™ is our simple, cost-effective, web-based solution. Users are guided by our team of expert Compliance Coaches™ to Achieve, Illustrate, and Maintain™ total HIPAA compliance. Visit https://www.compliancy-group.com or call 855.854.4722 to learn how simple compliance can be.

About KickStart Dental Marketing:

KickStart Dental Marketing helps dental practices find and keep new patients. They believe that today’s dental world requires a different way of marketing for success. They call it Alchemy – the bringing together of best-in-class marketing strategies to create a whole better than the sum of its parts. Visit https://kickstartdental.com or call (800) 694-9184 to learn more about their services.

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