Updated on: November 21, 2016

EHNAC and HBMA Partner to Offer Accreditation Program for Medical Billers

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Original story posted on: September 14, 2015

ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA) have announced a collaboration to accredit medical billers in the areas of privacy, security, confidentiality, cybersecurity, business best practices and technical operations. 

 

Through this partnership, EHNAC and HBMA will jointly offer the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) for Medical Billers, which includes exclusive discounts to HBMA member organizations. The medical biller accreditation reviews compliance with all HIPAA, HITECH Omnibus Rule, ARRA and ACA legislative provisions, as well as risk mitigation policies, procedures and controls to significantly reduce the risk of breach, incident or cybercrime. The program is designed for companies that handle sensitive data as part of their coding, billing and other services on behalf of provider organizations including physician practices and hospitals, as well as health systems, labs and other types of healthcare organizations.

HBMA members applying for HNAP Medical Biller will receive a one-time discount for the accreditation process. Applications will be discounted $400 for entities with less than $75 million in healthcare-related revenues annually, and $600 for entities with more than $75 million in healthcare-related revenues annually.

Disclaimer: Every reasonable effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time it was published. However, due to the nature of industry changes over time we cannot guarantee its validity after the year it was published.
Chuck Buck

Chuck Buck is the publisher of ICD10monitor and is the executive producer and program host of Talk Ten Tuesdays.

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