Not a Question of If Your Billing Company Needs Accreditation, but When

Health plans and health systems are getting serious about data security, both internal security and that of their business associates —including third party billers.

Statistics about breaches directly occurring from RCM companies can be hard to come by from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), keepers of the “Wall of Shame” where breaches of 500 or more medical records must be disclosed. In many cases, breaches that may have been caused by a business associate (BA) roll up under the affected healthcare provider instead of the BA.

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