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What Is HIPAA? Why Does It Matter to You?

by John Murphy - 08 Sep 2022, Thursday 163 Views Like (0)
What Is HIPAA? Why Does It Matter to You?

The 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), required that regulations be established by the Department of Health and Human Services in order to protect certain health information. HHS created the Privacy Rule and Security Rule to meet this requirement.

There were no standards or guidelines for protecting health information before HIPAA. Technological advances were also making the healthcare industry more efficient. It began to move away from paper-based methods in some areas and now relies heavily on electronic systems to pay claims and provide information about health insurance.

Baruch Business Solutions is a HIPAA-compliant company

Medcare MSO medical billing services works with strategic partners and customers to help facilitate the transition to value-based medical billing. Working together speeds up the progress of making the world a better destination. Our team members are trained to understand the unique billing issues of each practice during the billing process. We can improve patient care, billing efficiency, work productivity, and patient care by embracing technology.

Our dedicated workstations and Security Policy to HIPAA

Medcare MSO has made sure that all workstations are physically and technically secure. Workstations used to store sensitive information must be protected by appropriate security measures. These include ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Protected Health Information, and preventing unauthorized access to sensitive information. Make sure all workstations have a surge protector. Encrypt portable workstations according to the portable workstation encryption policy.

We adhere to the following policies regarding email and internet use

Compliance with legal requirements at both the federal and state levels of the United States. Emails must be kept confidential, available, reliable, honest, and trustworthy to protect the reputation of any information sent. ePHI can be included in emails to protect them even if they go outside of a secure email network. It prevents illegal and unapproved disclosure of ePHI in case of message intercept.

Protecting the data of healthcare organizations and complying with HIPAA

Data security has become more important in recent years due to the increasing use and sharing of electronic patient information. To provide high-quality healthcare today, health care organizations must adhere to HIPAA regulations. Healthcare organizations must ensure that health information is available and secure in order to retain the trust of patients and doctors.

HIPAA regulations regarding access, audit, integrity control, data transmission and device security must be adhered to. Increase visibility and control over sensitive information at all levels.

With us, you are in good hands

HIPAA compliance is a systematic way to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, accessibility, and privacy of medical records. Our centralized credential provisioning allows you to manage digital and physical access quickly, off-board employees immediately, and set-up multi-factor authentication for increased security. We follow the following guidelines and policies as a HIPAA-compliant company.