HIPAA Compliant Medical Billing Services for Physician Practices in the US


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Realizing the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of patient information and medical records, many established medical billing companies in the US offer HIPAA compliant medical billing services for physician practices.

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HIPAA Compliant Medical Billing Services for Physician Practices in the US

  1. 1. HIPAA Compliant Medical Billing Services for Physician Practices in the USThe US Congress has designedand passed the Health InsurancePortability and Accountability Act(HIPAA) with a view to safeguardpatient identities and protect therights of individuals and theirhealth information throughimproved security standards.Strictly adhering to all theregulations of the act, manyestablished medical billing companies in the US offer HIPAA compliantmedical billing services for physician practices. These services ensuresecure medical billing and claim processing procedures so that physicianscan focus on their core tasks without worrying about data security and claimprocessing procedures.Stringent Confidentiality for ImportantMedical RecordsAs HIPAA emphasizes the importance of confidentiality and privacy forpatient information, companies that offer medical billing services make 1
  2. 2. every effort to protect data in line with these standards. They adopt stringentsecurity options to prevent unauthorized retrieval, review and modificationof vital information about patients and their health conditions. To ensuresecurity and privacy for all medical details and patient data, an experiencedmedical billing company has the following workflow and policies in place:• Avoids use of home-based workforce• Ensures that no information leaves the billing department• Uses file encryption software• Secure password-protected computer systems• Firewalls and antivirus software on all computers updated regularly• Password-protected email and FTP sites• A minimum of 128-bit encryption for all transferred files• Files protected with passwords to prevent unauthorized access• Lockers used for storage of data are password protected• Damaged hard copies of notes and patient information are instantly shredded• Periodic backup of data and critical facilities accessibility• Technical evaluations on a regular basis• Entire workforce trained on HIPAA security and privacyReduces Odds of Claim DenialsTo ensure professional billing solutions, service provider companies have ateam of billing specialists, AAPC certified coders, quality controllers, and 2
  3. 3. other supporting staff on the job. They use state-of-the-art technology andadvanced software to deliver billing services in line with current medicalreimbursements norms and HIPAA regulations. Their medical billingservices cover processes such as enrollment, insurance verification, coding,billing and reconciling of accounts, account receivable collections and lotsmore.Professional medical billing and coding services considerably reduce theadministrative workload of physicians and help them submit medical claimsand bills without any errors. This minimizes the odds of claim denials orrejections and helps physicians obtain maximum reimbursements. Theservices of a reliable medical billing company would also feature:• Regular QA checking• Weekly meetings to discuss progress and go over reports• Accurate solutions in minimum turnaround time• Customized billing procedures• Affordable pricing with cost savings of up to 30-40%• Free service trial offerAn Experienced Company Makes theDifferenceWell organized HIPAA compliant medical billing services allow physicianpractices in US streamline their administrative workflow and concentrate on 3
  4. 4. their core competencies. To ensure the maximum benefits, medicalprofessionals should locate an experienced medical billing company that canmeet their needs at affordable cost.For More Information:OutSource Strategies InternationalUnited States Main Office8596 E. 101st Street, Suite HTulsa, OK 74133Phone 800-670-2809http://www.outsourcestrategies.com 4