Accurate and timely documentation of medical
services and maintaining security of the patient’s protected health
information are crucial to the success of any modern healthcare
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996,
mandates confidentiality of patient related information. The quality
of documentation of services to support insurance claims have a
direct effect on the service providerвЂ™s reimbursement capabilities.
Shortage of qualified medical transcriptionists, medical billers
and coders, can hinder the physicianвЂ™s ability to provide
quality medical documentation, resulting in reduced reimbursements.
Outsourcing medical transcription services has proven to be successful.