Statewide Collection Service Confirmed HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

Statewide Collection Service is a full-service accounts receivable management firm and risk assessment provider serving the healthcare industry. The firm has recently completed the Compliancy Group’s Six Stage implementation process and has been awarded its HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

Companies that do business with healthcare organizations whose products and services require contact with patient data are required to comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules. HIPAA sets standards to ensure patients’ protected health information is secured and remains private and confidential at all times.

Statewide Collection Service was formed in 1981 and, as a reputable accounts receivable management firm, is committed to maintaining positive relationships with clients and ensuring any data provided remains private and confidential.

Statewide Collection Service wanted to demonstrate it was in compliance with all federally mandated standards and had the technical, physical, and administrative safeguards in place to ensure every patient identifier was totally secure and protected against unauthorized access.

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The company sought assistance from the Compliancy Group to help it on its HIPAA compliance journey. Through the use of Compliancy Group’s compliance tracking software TheGuard, progress toward compliance was tracked and assistance was provided by Compliancy Group’s compliance coaches.

The Compliancy Group methodology involves a risk assessment followed by a six-stage remediation process, at the end of which, all risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI will have been managed and reduced to a reasonable and acceptable level.

To receive the Seal of Compliance, companies must be in compliance with the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and HITECH Act to standards heavily vetted against federal laws and that meet NIST requirements.

“Statewide Collection Service is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all data provided by healthcare organizations and its values align with the compliance services we provide to our clients,” said Compliancy Group President and CEO, Marc Haskelson. “Through the use of TheGuard, and assisted by our compliance coaches, Statewide Collection Service has been confirmed as having the safeguards in place to ensure all supplied patient data will be fully protected.”

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.