Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996,
established major changes in the provision of healthcare, health services,
health insurance, and the management of paper and electronic records.
HIPAA defines national standards for transmitting or handling electronic
claims, remittance, and eligibility information, as well as for assuring and
protecting the privacy and security of patient-identifiable information.
Waterford Medical Billing is committed to providing services that comply with
HIPAA regulations. We evaluate regulations and guidance materials as they
are released, and create action plans to ensure compliance within the
required time frames.
Waterford has depended on the medical billing software of Misys Healthcare
Systems, one of the top five largest companies, for more than a decade.
Misys is the industry's leading provider of healthcare information systems to
physician organizations, supporting more than 18,000 medical practice
locations and 85,000 physicians in more than 55 major specialties.
HIPAA regulations significantly affect the way each medical practice conducts
business. New rules, regulations, and revisions are constantly introduced,
and Waterford is committed to compliance. We will continue to adjust our
policies as necessary, including adhering to the strict privacy standards for
paper, oral and electronic patient information.