HIPAA Compliant Medical Coding Companies

by | Published on Nov 19, 2010 | Medical Coding

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HIPAA Compliance – Moving Towards Secure Solutions

The presence of a number of HIPAA compliant medical coding companies in the US is testimony of the effort of service providers to offer secure coding solutions. All the patient information that comes under medical coding is highly confidential and sensitive and therefore security is paramount. All establishments that outsource their medical coding processes want HIPAA compliance which makes such security mandatory.

The HIPAA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 set a national standard for accessing and handling medical information. HIPAA allows smooth flow of public health information for healthcare operations subject to patient’s consent. It prohibits the flow of unauthorized PHI for any other purpose.

Features of HIPAA Compliant Medical Coding Companies

Companies adhering to HIPAA guidelines would have the following rules in place:

  • No individual is permitted to carry into the office laptops or other electronic devices, floppies, and so on.
  • The office would be manned by security personnel round-the-clock.
  • Employees have to sign an agreement of discretion and non-disclosure.
  • Antivirus software and firewalls would be installed in the computers.
  • 256 bit AES encryption technique for transfer of files.
  • Password protection for computers.
  • Computer backup at intervals which would then be securely stored and locked.

Search online to find reliable HIPAA compliant medical coding companies that can provide quality service within your deadline and budget.

Rajeev Rajagopal

Rajeev Rajagopal, the President of OSI, has a wealth of experience as a healthcare business consultant in the United States. He has a keen understanding of current medical billing and coding standards.

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