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While off-shoring healthcare services are extremely popular today, there are several concerns being voiced about data security and adhering to standard quality norms. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is widely acknowledged as the norm for healthcare services and Amtex is well versed with the Act, Governmental rules and other regulatory bodies.

Off-shoring healthcare services like medical billing and coding to Amtex involves the transfer and maintenance of important information. It is an obvious concern for facilities off-shoring healthcare work to be ensured that vendors are complying with international standards. Amtex coders are professional, skilled, and well versed in international coding practices. Many coders are AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders) certified and have a minimum of 2 years experience.

What does HIPAA cover? HIPAA covers all protected healthcare information. It does not apply to specific records, but to information. This material is protected in any form by HIPAA and it continues to apply whether the content is being printed, discussed orally, or changes in form. For any organization that deals with the electronic management of healthcare information it is not only vital to protect the electronic maintenance and transmission of this data, but also protect any paper versions or oral discussions pertaining to this information.

Additional measures to ensure compliance are certification examinations like the CPC, CPC-H, CCS, and RHIT etc ensure proficient and expert coders. Coding department and the coding process is HIPAA compliant. We subscribe to various newsletters and journals for the latest coding information. Both diagnostic and procedural coding follows strict guidelines. What is given must be coded. Codes should be neither up-coded nor down-coded. No patient information should be leaked out. Coding should not be based on reimbursement value of the codes.

Continuing Staff Education and Training on HIPAA Compliance through an on-site Training center covers programs for all employees. Also the HIPAA resource directory provides updates on regulations, news and events, Seminars and Conferences.