The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Public Law 104-191 ("HIPAA") was passed by Congress with aim of reforming the insurance market and simplifying the health care industry. HIPAA Administrative Simplification reduces the costs and administrative burdens of health care by adopting and requiring the use of standardized, electronic transmission of administrative and financial transactions. The Administrative Simplification also requires the protection of private health information.
Our HIPAA compliance review is a service that we provide to ensure the protection of the providers and the patients that we are billing for. We ensure that all transmissions of patient and practice information are held to the fullest standards of privacy. We ensure that all information transmitted between your practice and our service is maintained at the highest levels of confidentiality as mandated by HIPAA. Our contractual agreements will be presented to ensure your confidentiality protection as well as ours.
Our practice management/clearinghouse ensures the following - Data is kept secure and private. We secure data files by encrypting and storing them on our servers. By encrypting files, we have significantly reduced the risk of unwanted eyes peering though data. Only our proprietary components have the ability decipher the encrypted data. This encryption also provides data integrity, which prevents any malicious attempt to manipulate the data that we have received from the submitter. As an added measure for non-repudiation, we track and log all user and employee transaction via (SIDs) Security Identifiers. Each user and employee is issued a SID, which uniquely identifies him or her in our system.
Physician Billers is a medical billing service that you can trust. Additional information on HIPAA can be found at www.HIPPA.com.
Physician Billers, Inc. is affiliated with American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), a health information management professional association. Physician Billers employs coding specialists certified (CCS-P) by AHIMA.
Unlike some companies claiming they are the best for all practices, Physician Billers considers each medical practice an unique factor in which both parties must be a good match for each other to create a successful working relationship. The relationship is a key to successful outcomes in all aspects of billing services including operational procedures, customer support and infrastructure support. There are many things to consider and we suggest making sure that the company you choose matches your practice's needs in the following ten areas.