• HIPAA Overview

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted under President Bill Clinton in 1996. This law ensures the continuity of healthcare coverage for individuals changing jobs and includes a provision that impacts on the management of heath information; seeks to simplify the administration of health insurance; and aims to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and healthcare.

  • Security and Privacy Mandates

    HIPAA regulations include requirements for ensuring the security and privacy of individuals’ protected health information (PHI). The standards aim to maintain the right of individuals to keep private information about themselves.

  • Protected Information

    HIPAA regulations protect medical records and other “individually identifiable health information" (communicated electronically, on paper, or orally) that are created or received by covered health care entities that transmit information electronically. This would include any information, including demographic information collected from an individual, as well as any information that identifies an individual, or could be reasonably believed to identify an individual.

    HIPAA protects individually identifiable health information, which relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health condition of an individual.

  • Acusis HIPAA Compliance

    Acusis believes that emerging privacy and security requirements captured by regulations such as HIPAA are an important improvement to the healthcare industry. We believe the changes required are achieved by policy and process controls and technology upgrades. This includes all associates from both the United States and India signing a non-disclosure/confidentiality policy statement.

    As a provider of services to the medical industry, Acusis has formed an internal HIPAA task force that includes the participation of a cross-section of its internal departments. This task force is charted with ensuring that all Acusis associates receive the appropriate level of HIPAA awareness training. HIPAA security compliance rules are also enforced in the development and installation of all Acusis applications. This ensures reasonable maintenance of appropriate administration, technical and physical safeguards for the integrity and confidentiality of all PHI that Acusis receives or processes for our customers. Currently, we believe our service offering meets or exceeds HIPAA and The Joint Commission regulations. We seek input from HIPAA consultants to ensure current compliance and to maintain superior confidentiality of patient records.

  •  Confidentiality of Records

    Acusis requires all associates to comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding confidentiality of patient medical reports. Precautions have been taken to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of records transcribed under the terms of our customer agreement. Should any federal or state data transmission regulations apply, Acusis complies with all necessary requirements for electronic data delivery to their customers.

  •  Records Availability

    Until the expiration of four (4) years after the furnishing of services, Acusis makes customer agreements and its books, documents, and records available to Department of Health and Human Services to the extent required by HIPAA, if it is determined that such act and the implementing regulations apply.

    Acusis has established a reputation for providing user-friendly solutions while protecting the privacy and security of an organization’s unique workflow, as well as the organization’s patient’s confidentiality. Our software and services incorporate the core HIPAA requirements. We are committed to working with our customers, to provide additional value as a business associate to assist in meeting the continuing HIPAA challenge.

    Acusis offers world-class quality and cost-effective transcription solutions, while adhering to HIPAA privacy and security needs.

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