The ebix, Inc. team follows and abides by all HIPAA compliance, HITECH and related legislation and requirements as a leader in revenue cycle management.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company that deals with protected health information (PHI) must ensure that all the required physical, network and process security measures are in place and followed. This includes covered entities, anyone who provides treatment, payment and operations in healthcare, and business associates, anyone with access to patient information and provides support in treatment, payment or operations. A supplemental act was passed in 2009 called The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act with supports the enforcement of HIPAA requirements by raising penalties of health organizations that violate HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. The HITECH act was in response to health technology development and increased use, storage and transmittal of electronic health information.