Re: [MedicalBillers] HIPAA Seminar
- Thanks Jo An
--- reeki8@... wrote:
> Hello Dee Ann!__________________________________________________
> If I was you I would file a extension just to be on
> the safe side and also
> attend any seminar I could. I understand that
> billing outside of the office
> will be especially hard to do with the privacy
> standards. I would be on the
> safe side. I know I will be.
> Jo An
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- I too do out-sourced billing. You will need to sign a Business
Associate contract with your providers, which is a required form under
HIPAA anytime a physician is releasing PHI. Using an outsourced
billing service is perfectly fine under HIPAA, a patient has agreed
that a doctor can use PHI to obtain payment under his normal business
practices, however that physician has opted to handle his insurance
An additional concern under HIPAA, however, is your physicians
information being protected in YOUR office, especially if you work in
someone's home, as I do. That information must be protected from
everyone else in the home as well as from anyone visiting the home.
--- In MedicalBillers@y..., "blondeblues00" <blondeblues00@y...> wrote:
> I live in Houston and am wondering if any billers in Houston are
> going to the HIPAA Seminar. I have heard that the seminars are
> geared towards Physician offices. My billing company only has two
> people working it, out of our homes and we are already in HIPAA
> compliance. Do we need to attend the seminar or file an extention if
> we are unable to attend? What do we need to add to our contracts
> with Physicians now that HIPAA has taken in effect?
> Dee Ann