EHNAC Announces 2012 Criteria for All Accreditation Programs
EHNAC releases 11 programs
FARMINGTON, Conn. – January 4, 2012 – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, announced today the adoption of new program criteria for 2012.
Following the standard, 60-day public comment period, EHNAC has incorporated feedback to finalize and adopt the enhanced criteria versions for the following programs:
- ePAP – e-Prescribing Accreditation Program (Version 6.3)
- FSAP EHN – Financial Services Accreditation Program for Electronic Health Networks (Version 2.3)
- FSAP Lockbox – Financial Services Accreditation Program for Lockbox Services (Version 2.3)
- HIEAP – Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (Version 1.1)
- HNAP-70 – Healthcare Network Accreditation Plus Select SAS 70©1 Criteria Program (Version 1.3)
- HNAP EHN – Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Electronic Health Networks (Version 10.3)2
- HNAP Medical Biller – Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Medical Billers (Version 1.2)
- HNAP TPA – Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Third Party Administrators (Version 1.2)
- MSOAP – Management Service Organization Accreditation Program (Version 1.1)
- OSAP – Outsourced Services Accreditation Program2 (Version 1.2)
- OSAP HIE – Outsourced Services Accreditation Program for Health Information Exchange Services (Version 1.1)
“The continued evolution and improvement of our accreditation programs is vital to support the dynamic climate of healthcare reform and industry standards,” says Mark Gingrich, EHNAC Commissioner and Criteria Committee Chair. “EHNAC is fully committed to regularly adjusting our program criteria for accreditation in all areas that affect health data processing to set the bar for the industry standards of today.”
EHNAC accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and confirms compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations. Organizations that apply for accreditation or re-accreditation after Jan. 1, 2012 will now need to adhere to the enhanced criteria standards. Criteria for all EHNAC programs are posted online.
1 SAS 70(©) is a proprietary term owned by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
2Criteria for Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Payer-Owned Electronic Health Networks (HNAP Payer) is included.
3OSAP includes eight different accreditation programs tailored for Call Centers, Data Centers, DRP Facilities, Media Storage, Network Administrators, Printing, Product Development and Scanning.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, medical billers, outsourced services and e-prescribing solution providers.
EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.