Clearwater Compliance Named ACAP Preferred Vendor

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Clearwater to bring leading solutions for HIPAA-HITECH Compliance to Health Plan Members of Association for Community Affiliated Plans

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We look forward to sharing Clearwater Compliances’ expertise in compliance with our member Safety Net Health Plans--ACAP CEO, Margaret Murray

Clearwater Compliance, a leading provider of solutions to help organizations become and remain HIPAA-HITECH compliant, announced today that it has been designated as a Preferred Vendor by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP).

Preferred Vendor status is granted by ACAP based on feedback from the organization’s membership. Service providers must be endorsed by at least one ACAP member organization, and be in good standing with all members. A vendor is not eligible for the program if there is even one ACAP member that has experience with the vendor and is not comfortable recommending them.

Clearwater has an active HIPAA-HITECH compliance managed care practice, specializing in safety net health plans and commercial payors, currently assisting them safeguard the Protected Health Information of over 3 million lives.

"We look forward to sharing Clearwater Compliances’ expertise in compliance with our member Safety Net Health Plans," said ACAP CEO Margaret Murray. "Our members’ compliance departments are working hard to comply with the requirements of health reform and the new health exchanges. The products Clearwater makes available to comply with the provisions of the HIPAA and HITECH Acts will be a valued resource.”

“We are honored to be a part of the ACAP Preferred Vendor community and look forward to supporting the organization and its member health plans,” said Bob Chaput, founder and CEO of Clearwater Compliance. “In our work to date, we have helped organizations understand that delivering quality care, providing access for their members and ensuring care is delivered in a timely manner is directly dependent on the confidentiality, integrity and availability of members’ health information.”

Clearwater will help ACAP member organizations build their Member Privacy and Security Programs and become and remain compliant with state and federal regulations by delivering:

  •      HIPAA Compliance Gap Assessments
  •     HIPAA Security Rule Risk Analyses
  •     HIPAA Policy and Procedure Templates and Development
  •     Business Associates’ HIPAA Compliance Programs
  •     OCR Audit and Investigation Preparation Services
  •     Customized professional services engagements to meet unique requirements

“Clearwater has done an excellent job for us with their audit of our privacy, security and breach readiness to comply with HIPAA, HITECH and the new Omnibus changes,” said Eric Bergen, Sr. Director of Quality Improvement & Compliance with Alameda Alliance for Health, an ACAP affiliated plan and current Clearwater Compliance customer. “They are very specific, very clear, very thorough and very knowledgeable. We believe we will be much more compliant and effective once we have implemented their recommendations.”

ACAP members who are interested in learning more about Clearwater’s solutions for HIPAA-HITECH compliance can do so by visiting http://www.clearwatercompliance.com/acap, ACAP’s website at http://www.communityplans.net.

About ACAP
The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) is a national trade association representing 58 nonprofit safety net health plans in 24 states. Collectively, ACAP plans serve more than 10 million enrollees, representing more than 50 percent of individuals enrolled in Medicaid-focused health plans. For more information, visit http://www.communityplans.net.

About Clearwater Compliance
Clearwater Compliance, LLC, is all about and only about helping healthcare organizations and their service providers become and remain HIPAA-HITECH Compliant. Owned and operated by veteran, C-suite health care executives, Clearwater Compliance provides comprehensive, by-the-regs software and tools, risk management solutions, training, and professional services for small medical practices and healthcare startups to major healthcare systems, health plans and Fortune 100 companies. Since 2003, the company has served more than 350 organizations (including 100 hospitals). Find out more at clearwatercompliance.com.

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