Simplifying your HIPAA compliance - providing a single pipeline to process compliant paper and electronic transactions.
Implementation of transaction, privacy, and security standards mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), has further complicated the administration of healthcare transactions for many of our customers. HeC remains committed to providing high-quality HIPAA compliant services, and by doing so it is our intent to simplify the transition for our customers.
HeC is committed to, and agrees specifically to adhere to HIPAA regulations as they are published and implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services. This includes the ongoing support of transaction format and code set standards, the standardization of individual identifiers, the protection of patient confidentiality, and the security of health information for our customers and partners. Security and privacy are essential to our business and our customers, and HeC continues to follow and participate in the public discourse pertaining to HIPAA.
With all of HIPAA’s complexities and nuances it is easy to overlook the potential long-term benefits. HIPAA was enacted by Congress to reform the insurance market and simplify the administration of healthcare. HIPAA is intended to facilitate efficiency improvements by standardizing electronic data interchange, and to ensure the privacy and security of individually identifiable health information. The efficiency gains could help reduce claim processing and administration costs, enhance the accuracy of data and reports, and increase patient satisfaction. Organizations covered by HIPAA regulations include providers, payors and transaction clearinghouses. HIPAA affects those who perform services or receive protected health information.