The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996. HIPAA was designed to streamline healthcare transactions, uphold patients’ rights to privacy, and establish national standards for electronic health care transactions.
What is HIPAA?
One of the most important functions of HIPAA was to address the security and privacy of electronic health data. All medical data must be secure and adhere to the highest standards of patient and physician privacy. Medical practices must implement administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to ensure that standard of security.
All healthcare organizations that maintain or transmit electronic health information must comply with HIPAA. Non-compliance can result in severe civil and criminal penalties.
How LeonardoMD helps you achieve HIPAA compliance
As a HIPAA-certified company, registered with Edifecs, all electronic claims generated by LeonardoMD are guaranteed to be HIPAA-compliant. Our medical billing software was designed with HIPAA in mind from the beginning stages of development to meet or exceed all HIPAA standards. Free automatic updates keep your practice in compliance with the latest federal regulations now and into the future.
The LeonardoMD practice management system addresses all four parts of the Administrative Simplification provision of HIPAA: Transaction Standards, Unique Identifiers, Security, and Privacy.
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