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Emerging Trends in HIPAA Violations – And How to Keep Your Practice Safe

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Across the health care industry, new trends are emerging in HIPAA compliance. Secondary penalties associated with HIPAA violations are starting to become more prevalent, and can easily be avoided by implementing an effective HIPAA compliance program in your practice.

Learn more about the tools you need to better understand compliance and keep your practice safe in an upcoming webinar for MOA members, hosted by AOAExcel’s endorsed partner, Compliancy Group:

“The Cost of Non-Compliance: Beyond HIPAA Violations” webinar 
Tuesday, April 3 at 2pm EST
Register here

This webinar will examine some of the ways that HIPAA violations can pose roadblocks to an optometry practice by reviewing previous settlements and fines. Examples will include FileFax Inc., who was targeted by the Illinois Attorney General for improper disposal of medical records, and a January 2018 Connecticut Supreme Court ruling that allows patients to sue a provider for damages related to HIPAA violations. 

Implementing an effective HIPAA compliance program to help avoid violations in the first place is the most effective way to protect your practice. The Guard is a web-based compliance solution from Compliancy Group that addresses the full extent of HIPAA, HITECH and Omnibus Rule regulatory requirements. MOA members have a member benefit of three additional months free, included with a one-year subscription.

For more information about Compliancy Group, and the HIPAA resources available to MOA members through AOAExcel, please visit


American Optometric Association
243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Floor 1
St. Louis, MO 63141
1 (800) 365-2219

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