What exactly is HIPAA and what does it provide?
HIPAA is short for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA is a U.S federal regulatory standard that protects patients in the U.S healthcare system from disclosing their information without consent or knowledge to the patients.
Key patient information includes:
- the timeline of hospital visits
- the demographic regions of patients
- experienced physical or mental injuries
- treatments required by patients in the past, present & future
It is important that the patient knows their rights when it comes to protecting their healthcare information and it is vital that patients can read and easily understand their documents. Here at PDFTables.com you can convert health documents such as HIPAA 834, 835 and 837.
So let’s define exactly what the terms mean.
The file format of an electronic transaction is referred to as HIPAA 834. Electronic transactions are defined as communications between two parties that are related to the provision of healthcare under HIPAA. 834 is the distinct format which employers must use to when communicating with employee health insurance benefit and employee health plans. HIPAA 845 forms can save you time and money!
HIPPA 835 is the electronic transaction that is used to transfer payments. These files are used by practices, facilities, and billing companies to auto-post claim payments into their systems: for example, health care claims. The 837 file is quite similar to the 835 file! HIPAA 837 contains all patient claim information, it is sent to insurance companies who use 835 to detail the payment.
PDFTables.com makes it easier for patients to upload and convert HIPAA 834, 835 and 837 PDFs into more flexible and helpful formats like Microsoft Excel or CSV.
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