Attest Health Care Advisors Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third Party Privacy, Security and Compliance

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Attest meets key healthcare regulations and requirements for protecting and securing sensitive private healthcare information with HITRUST CSF Certified status.

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"Healthcare providers are under great pressure to meet complex compliance requirements that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO and COBIT."

Attest Health Care Advisors, a leading provider of health care quality and compliance audit services, today announced it has earned Certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. With the HITRUST CSF Certified status, Attest meets key healthcare regulations and requirements for protecting and securing sensitive private healthcare information.

The HITRUST CSF Certified status indicates that the organization has met industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk, and places Attest in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

“Healthcare providers are under great pressure to meet complex compliance requirements that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO and COBIT,” said Glen Braden, Chief Information and Financial Officer at Attest. “The HITRUST CSF is the gold-standard that needs to be met, and Attest is pleased to be able to offer our clients assistance to achieve this.”

“HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive health information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment,” said Daniel Nutkis, Chief Executive Officer of HITRUST. “We are pleased that Attest has taken the steps necessary to achieve HITRUST CSF Certified status, and we expect their customers to have confidence in this designation.”

About Attest Health Care Advisors LLC
Attest is an independent, privately held Limited Liability Corporation serving the needs of over 85 health insurers and many provider organizations. Attest began in 1997 as the health care payer consulting division of one of the big accounting firms providing regulatory, financial and operational advice to health insurers. Attest was divested in 2006 and quickly became the largest consulting firm licensed by NCQA. In 2015, they performed over 800 HEDIS Audits and over 170 Medicare Data Validation Audits nationally. Their clients include many of the top twenty commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans nationally as well as the two largest managed care organizations in the country.

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