The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was developed to secure the privacy and confidentiality of a person's medical information, medical records and other personal health-related information. The policy requires healthcare providers and business associates to implement data security protocols so they fulfill the regulations from the government, avoid break-ins of any information stored on the healthcare database, and ensure patient confidentiality. The requirements control medical coding as well as just about every other part of healthcare, so that their work is authorized, authenticated, secure, accurate and safe for patients. Coding under the HIPAA system is one such regulation that is designed to guide medical coders on how to observe an equal and genuine data usage when coding and how to secure patients’ health records.
HIPAA has successfully resisted fraud in health insurance, promoted the use of medical savings accounts, simplified the administration of health insurance, improved access to long-term services and increased portability of health insurance. Hence, as per HIPAA compliance requirements, CodingDepartment.com has sufficient administrative, technical, and physical safeguards placed in order to ensure the security, integrity, and confidentiality of health records. Our company uses secure software (Salesforce with a BAA agreement) for clinical coding services that are 100% modernized and updated in accordance with the HIPAA security and privacy standards. In addition, we also provide HIPAA education and training to our employees about data security and confidentiality.