The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is known by the acronym HIPAA. The phrase is also widely used to refer to the numerous regulations that have been issued under that law since its passage in 1996. The HIPAA rules, which include the widely reported Patient Privacy and Security rules, are a set of laws that show how the US government is attempting to regulate the healthcare sector.
Any organization that maintains or transmits patient data is required by HIPAA to implement enterprise-wide measures to comply with its strict privacy, security, and transactional requirements. In essence, HIPAA mandates that healthcare organizations make sure to safeguard patient privacy rights and personal health information.
Under HIPAA’s Privacy Rule, RM Healthcare is a Business Associate. A Business Associate (BA) is any person(s) or entity, which performs a function or activity on behalf of a Covered Entity (CE) and involves the use or disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI). At RM Healthcare, we are very serious about compliances. We have undertaken various steps and designed our process to ensure we are fully compliant.
Our entire network is very secure. All clients' office records are temporarily stored behind a secure firewall before deletion and all electronic claims are securely encrypted for transmission. Your privacy and security are given the highest priority at RM Healthcare. RM Healthcare ensures that all the changes and updates made by HIPAA are properly and correctly communicated amongst the team to ensure highest standards of security and confidentiality.