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.