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October 13, 2021

What is HIPAA? Why does it matter to you?

In order to protect the privacy and security of certain health information, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish regulations. The Privacy Rule and the Security Rule were developed by HHS to fulfill this requirement.

Before HIPAA, no generally accepted standards or guidelines existed for protecting health information. The health care industry was also experiencing technological advances, and it began to transform from the use of paper in certain areas, and rely closely on electronic systems to pay claims, provide health insurance information, handle eligibility issues and conduct an assortment of administrative and clinical functions.

Baruch Business Solutions – A HIPAA compliant organization

BBS collaborates with its customers and strategic partners to facilitate the transformation to value-based medical billing systems. Whenever we work together, we tend to speed up the process of making the world a better place. Throughout the billing process, our team members learn the specific billing concerns of each practice. By embracing technology, we improve patient care, billing efficiency, and better work productivity.

Our Dedicated Workstations and Security Policy for HIPAA

All workstations at BBS have been physically and technically protected. Using workstations to store sensitive information is subject to appropriate security measures, including ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of Protected Health Information (PHI) and preventing unauthorized users from accessing sensitive information. Ensure all workstations are equipped with a surge protector and encrypt portable workstations in compliance with portable workstation encryption policy.

The Internet use and email policies that we adhere to

Legal compliance on both a federal and state level of United States. Maintaining the confidentiality, availability, integrity, and reputation of information transmitted through emails. When ePHI is included in messages, they are protected even if they are sent outside of a secure internal email network. It   will prevent unapproved and illegal disclosure of ePHI in the event of message interception.

Protecting Healthcare Organization’s data and ensuring HIPAA compliance

In recent years, the usage and sharing of electronic patient data have resulted in an increasing need for data security.  Health care organizations must comply with HIPAA regulations and protect patient information in order to provide high-quality care today. In order to maintain the trust of practitioners and patients, healthcare organizations need to ensure the security and availability of health information.

Ensure compliance with HIPAA regulations concerning access, audit, integrity controls, data transmission, and device security. Improve visibility and control of sensitive information at all levels of the organization.

You are in safe hands with us

Compliance with HIPAA is a systematic approach to ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of medical records. We offer centralized credential provisioning that lets you manage digital and physical access efficiently, off-board employees instantly, and set up multi-factor authentication for greater security. The following are the policies and guidelines that we follow as a HIPAA-compliant organization.