The Healthcare Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), established in 1996 is mandated with creating a uniform standard for safeguarding patient records. HIPAA standards pertain to the security of electronic transactions and sharing of sensitive patient information. The HIPAA legislation set policy for the portability and continuity of data exchange to ensure greater accountability in the healthcare industry.
ABS has on staff an expert compliance officer that continually follows best practices of regulations and compliance for our clients. ABS maintains the highest integrity for meeting and exceeding our HIPAA compliance directive and is vigilant in security measures. ABS staff members undergo HIPAA training and our compliance officer keeps our team current with any changes or updates.
If you would like to learn more about HIPAA, visit the following links:
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: www.cms.gov/hipaageninfo
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/