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HIPAA Compliant Medical Coding Services for Cardiologists HIPAA compliant medical coding services for cardiologists protect the security and confidentiality of health information stored in electronic format. Cardiology medical coding involves CPT coding, hospital/in-patient coding, hospital/out-patient coding, DRG/ICD-9-CM coding validations and review,

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requirements, medical coding audits and more. Error-free coding is done from documents available in the form of chart notes, fee slips, encounter forms, chart sheets, and transcripts.

Features of HIPAA compliant medical coding services A reliable medical coding outsourcing firm is up-to-date on HIPAA regulations and ensures that the service it provides exceeds these data security requirements. Medical coding companies that are HIPAA-compliant have different types of security arrangements in place to prevent theft or vandalism of the sensitive data that they are entrusted with. Their capabilities, software, functions and even electronic claims are streamlined according to HIPAA security norms. A medical coding company protects patient information and ensures the secure storage and transmission of medical data with the following measures:

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Strong authentication procedures are implemented which include both user identification as well as secure passwords

A security administrator defines and manages user and role-based access as directed by HIPAA

Use of 128-bit encryption technology that conforms to the proposed HIPAA rules for information transmitted over the Internet

Security features are implemented that allow only designated users to view reports

Tracking system that records user activity, including all the information any user has accessed, as required under the proposed rules

Special privacy regulations for staff managing vital patient information

• Periodic backup of data and critical facilities accessibility • Secure workstations, storage facility and authorized access • Password protected computers made secure with lockers for critical patient data • Frequent updates of firewalls and antivirus software on all systems •

Technical evaluations performed on a routine basis

• Employees are made to sign confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements Cardiologists can avoid claim rejection and law suits and increase reimbursement with the help of these HIPAA compliant medical coding services. Other important benefits that follow from outsourcing coding tasks include: Medical Coding Services


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Reduces administrative responsibilities

Eliminates billing headaches

• Prevents coding errors •

Improves office efficiency

Reduces your audit risks

Reduces claim submission delays

Reduces fixed office expenses

Eliminates coder training costs

Hiring a HIPAA compliant medical coding service provider If you plan to outsource the medical coding requirements of your healthcare facility, try to locate a reliable medical coding company. Make sure the service provider is experienced in providing HIPAA compliant medical coding services for cardiologists.

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HIPAA compliant medical coding services for cardiologists