Applied Medical Systems can make your practice more efficient, more profitable, and more compliant. We are proud to have current HIPAA Compliance Accreditation from the Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA). This accreditation signifies that AMS is recognized by HBMA for protecting patient privacy, preventing medical billing fraud, and complying with federal regulations.
The accreditation process is rigorous and includes a thorough evaluation of our policies and practices in the following areas:
- Employee training
- Security risks including the security of confidential patient health information
- Documentation storage and handling
- Practices to promote compliance with federal regulations
- Disaster and emergency preparedness plans
- Human Resources practices including background check procedures and onboarding.
We renew our compliance accreditation every year, so you can be confident that we are up-to-date with the latest changes to rules and regulations regarding medical billing and revenue cycle management.
HIPAA-Compliant Billing Practices & Data Security
Applied Medical Systems knows the importance of maintaining the privacy of your patients’ protected health information (PHI). That’s why all of our processes include steps that go above and beyond to ensure protected information stays private. All of our communications are secure, including file transfers. Digital encryption keeps telephone, email, and other online communication private. While our process is mainly paperless, we utilize locks and shredders to keep any paper documentation that contains PHI secure.
Our cloud-based technology is secure and we back up your data on multiple levels to keep it secure and protected. Redundant storage practices mean that you don’t have to worry about your data being lost. We also have in-depth disaster and emergency recovery plans and have measures in place to keep protected health information secure in the case of a power shortage.
The AMS Culture of Compliance
AMS believes that compliance goes beyond HIPAA. Compliance begins with doing things the right way and we carry that through every aspect of our services. Our culture of compliance includes:
- Comprehensive compliance program
- Ongoing compliance training
- Risk assessments
- Monitoring and auditing
- Corrective actions
With Applied Medical Systems, our culture of compliance strengthens our practices, but it also reduces your risks. If you have questions about how outsourcing your medical billing services with AMS can benefit your organization, call (919) 477-5152 or contact us online to request a free quote.