What Is HIPAA
HIPAA or Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act, 1996 is a complicated and broad law that was created to:
- Ensure a uniform code for exchange of health information
- Secure the privacy of patient health information
- Permit women to coverage for reconstructive surgery, especially after mastectomy
- To provide 48 hours hospitalization to mothers and newborn after delivery
- To provide health care coverage for patients when they change jobs
The HIPAA ensures the privacy of the person’s health information through its regulations and also controls the way in which the health information is collected, maintained, utilized and disclosed by the insurance companies and health care organizations. The basic guideline of HIPAA is accountability and security of all the patient health care data.
HIPAA makes it mandatory for health plan providers and employers to adopt the national standards for electronic health care transactions, the implementation of which has led to an increase in the use of data interchange electronically.
HIPAA aims to reduce administrative costs besides checking wastage, frauds and abuse in health care delivery. This act complements the efficiency of the health care system as it provides comprehensive health care insurance portability. If HIPAA rules and regulations are not adhered to, non-compliance or lack of certification can result in serious penalties.
FindMedicalBillers.com HIPAAC Compliance
We at FindMedicalBillers.com strictly follow the rules for privacy and security of patient information. Rated as one of the best billing company across the globe, our staff, members, team and complete workforce comply with all the regulations of HIPAA and our policies.
We at FindMedicalBillers.com ensure total compliance of HIPAA for our clients when we handle the operations. If you as a client choose to work through the local agencies or operators then they are liable to comply with HIPAA guidelines and we hold no responsibility for their conduct. In case of any breach of the HIPAA guidelines, the agency is responsible and not us.