National Healthcare Market Success Drives Growth and Expansion of HIPAAnswers.Business Editors & Health/Medical Writers
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 6, 2002
HIPAAnswers(TM) surpassed a major sales milestone by obtaining new customers in more than 25 states across the nation. Staff growth in support of this successful national launch prompted HIPAAnswers to relocate to a larger office space in a new business park. HIPAAnswers is the affordable online service helping healthcare organizations comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996.
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website, Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when of 1996 (HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191) Also known as the "Kennedy-Kassebaum Act," this U.S. law protects employees' health insurance coverage when they change or lose their jobs (Title I) and provides standards for patient health, ). Typical customers are provider groups, hospitals and long-term care facilities long-term care facility
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"HIPAAnswers is gaining national attention by truly helping healthcare organizations save time and money in the compliance process," said Scott Thiele, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "HIPAAnswers provides the knowledge base and intuitive structure enabling you to minimize expensive outside help." By organizing information and providing useful advice, tools and updates tailored to your unique facility, HIPAAnswers can save hundreds of hours over the frustrating go-it-alone approach.
"With a practice as large as ours, HIPAA compliance is a big job. There's so much to know and do. The folks at HIPAAnswers have figured it all out and broken it down into manageable pieces. This is a huge timesaver," said Wendy Rider, business office supervisor at Metropolitan Urologic Specialists in St. Paul St. Paul
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Adrienne Zarn, coding and medical records supervisor at Apple Valley Medical Center (AVMC AVMC Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee (American Veterinary Medical Association) ), Apple Valley, Minnesota Apple Valley is a city located in northwestern Dakota County in the U.S. state of Minnesota, and a suburb of the Twin Cities. It was incorporated in 1969, and was known before then as Lebanon Township. , said, "There are a number of solutions out there, but many of them are cost-prohibitive or simply too unreliable. The more I learned about HIPAAnswers, the more convinced I was that it contained everything we needed -- including access to experienced healthcare consultants -- but without the price tag." With 12 physicians, AVMC provides 24-hour urgent care, an emergency room, a laboratory, and X-ray facilities.
For more information or to see a demonstration, visit www.hipaanswers.com, or call HIPAAnswers toll-free at 866.326.6785. The new location for HIPAAnswers is 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie Eden Prairie
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Each time a patient sees a doctor, is admitted to a hospital or goes to a pharmacist, a record is made of confidential health information. Congress enacted HIPAA in part to protect this information. HIPAA requires new safeguards to protect information security and confidentiality, and specifies civil liability and/or criminal penalties for individuals and providers violating the law.