What is HIPAA Compliance?
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company that deals with protected health information (PHI) must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed.
HIPAA Statement of Compliance
Medical Transcription Services – HIPAA Compliant
Virtual Medical Assistant has implemented the necessary policies, procedures and systems in response to the requirements of the HIPAA Final Rule of February 20, 2003. Under this, Virtual Medical Assistant meets the requirements as set forth therein by the dates and deadlines imposed by the Final Rules. These areas include but are not limited to:
- standards for administrative simplification, including the standards for electronic transactions, the national standard health care provider identifier, and the national standard employer identifier;
- standards for electronic signatures and the security of electronic individually identifiable health information; and,
- standards for privacy of individually identifiable health information.
Virtual Medical Assistant has developed and implemented the necessary Business Associate Agreement, protocols, methods, practices, software and the like which insures the meeting of the security required for the maintenance of the confidentiality of PHI (Protected Health Information) as well as the security and encryption methods and applications to insure the security of our systems, products, applications and networks.