HIPAA Compliance (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
What is HIPAA?
HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and the term is also frequently used to mean the many regulations, which have been published since 1996 under that law. The HIPAA regulations, including the much-publicized Patient Privacy and Security regulations, are the latest in a long series of government efforts to regulate the healthcare industry.
HIPAA insists that any organization that stores or transmits patient information must take enterprise-wide steps to adhere to HIPAA’s sweeping privacy, security and transactions standards. Essentially, HIPAA requires healthcare entities to ensure that they protect personal health information and the privacy rights of patients.
We are HIPAA Compliant!!
Under HIPAA’s Privacy Rule, Medline falls under the extension of Business Associate. A Business Associate (BA) is any person(s) or entity, which performs a function or activity on behalf of a Covered Entity (CE) and involves the use or disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).
We, at Medline are very serious about compliances. We have undertaken various steps and designed our process to ensure the same. Our entire network is very secure. All clients’ office records are kept behind a secure firewall and all electronic claims are securely encrypted for transmission. Your privacy and security are given the highest priority at Medline India.
Medline ensures that all the changes and updates made by HIPAA are properly and correctly communicated amongst the team to ensure highest standards of security and confidentiality.
Medline Health Revenue Cycle Management system is compliant with Medicare, HIPAA and HITECH requirements. Our stringent adherence to PHI and confidentiality affords you the ability to meet regulatory requirements.
We are fully compliant with all of the HIPAA requirements and standards. Plus, we are knowledgeable and up-to-date on all the frequent changes to the rules and regulations.