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HIPAA Frequent Questions and Answers

Questions and answers concerning HIPAA requirements as they relate to treatment, payment and health care operations from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the Office of Inspector General, as mandated by Public Law 95-452 (as amended), is to protect the integrity of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) programs, as well as the health and welfare of the beneficiaries of those programs. The OIG has a responsibility to report both to the Secretary and to the Congress program and management problems and recommendations to correct them. The OIG's duties are carried out through a nationwide network of audits, investigations, inspections and other mission-related functions performed by OIG components.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

We intend to make it easier for providers, suppliers, and the general public to understand the changes we are proposing or making in the programs we administer (for example, Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program.(SCHIP) CMS regulations establish or modify the way CMS administers its programs. CMS' regulations may impact providers or suppliers of services or the individuals enrolled or entitled to benefits under CMS programs.

NYS Workers Compensation Board

We make it easier for providers who accept workers compensation claims. We work directly with the WCB in order to follow through with claims and all 3rd party affiliates. These include legal firms, businesses and insurance companies.

Office Ally Clearinghouse

Office Ally is a full service clearinghouse offering a web-based service to providers all around the United States. They are in their 10th year of business and have over 270,000 providers who use their services. Office Ally has been our affiliate since we entered the Medical Billing business.