St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) March 24, 2012
Gateway EDI, a revenue cycle management company, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNAC’s HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.
Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated Gateway EDI in areas of privacy measures, systems availability and security infrastructure. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization’s process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, the organization demonstrates to its constituents, adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.
“With recent changes in legislation and compliance requirements, this is a crucial time for healthcare networks to ensure that they’re adhering to the latest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality,” noted Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “In order to earn EHNAC HNAP accreditation, healthcare networks are required to demonstrate excellence and a commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of health data processing and transactions for their customers. Gateway EDI joins this select group of HNAP-accredited organizations.”
Mark Waters, Gateway EDI Compliance Officer, said, “We feel the EHNAC Accreditation is an important piece to our business as it allows us to provide our clients an insight of knowledge that Gateway EDI does take the HIPAA/HITECH rules seriously. It gives our clients a level of comfort knowing we are performing all the necessary steps in a consistent manner to keep their data safe and secure.”
About Gateway EDI
Physician practices trust Gateway EDI, one of the nation’s largest health care electronic data interchange providers, to maximize revenue, increase cash flow and catch and fix claims issues before they can impact a practice.
Gateway EDI was founded almost 30 years ago by a physician who wanted to better manage the revenue cycle. Today, more than 95,000 physicians count on Gateway EDI’s suite of advanced tools and proactive service team to take the worry out of billing and claims management, so they can focus on what matters most: patient care.
We create customers for life through our special customer service touches, which range from handling all payer enrollment paperwork for you, to resolving 92 percent of our customer service questions within one call and proactively identifying and correcting common errors you may not notice. For more information, visit http://www.gatewayedi.com.
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 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 http://www.ehnac.org or contact info(at)ehnac(dot)org.