Healthcare organizations and related businesses have long been faced with securing the confidentiality of patient information. This all-important obligation grows more challenging as a result of new privacy and security standards being promulgated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Per the proposed standards, all health plans, clearinghouses, and healthcare providers must, at minimum, protect the privacy of this information, conduct a risk assessment and develop a security plan. They must also document these measures, keep them current, and train their employees on appropriate security procedures.
At National Asset Management LLC, understanding and complying with these HIPAA standards is a key priority. NAM has studied the regulations and is taking appropriate action to comply in conjunction with assisting our clients’ compliance efforts. National Asset Management LLC already maintains a heightened sensitivity to client and personal information. Our associates are expected to handle sensitive and personal information in a manner that ensures confidentiality. In addition, we support secure, encrypted transactions via our Client Portal web site as well as secure, encrypted transmissions via e-mail attachments.
NAM is well positioned to respond to the guidelines as they are released and finalized. The security, protection and integrity of our clients' patient information, frequently referred to as "Individually Identifiable Health Information (IIHI)" will continue to be our standard business practice.
As the leader in profit recovery, National Asset Management LLC is dedicated to protecting the security and confidentiality of our clients' patient information.
For additional HIPAA details, visit http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/admnsimp/.