HIPAA Information

By July 1, 2012, all HIPAA-covered entities must be fully compliant with Version 5010 upgraded transaction standards or face enforcement action.

To upgrade to a HIPAA Compliant payment terminal before July 1, please call Patient Charge HIPAA Compliance at 1 (800) 288-1358, or

send us an email to: [email protected]

The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically.

The Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information, and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures that may be made of such information without patient authorization. The Rule also gives patients rights over their health information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records, and to request corrections.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.

The Security Rule specifies a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for covered entities to use to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information.

All Patient Charge Automated Payment Solutions are HIPAA-compliant.

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