SOURCE: ZirMed

January 21, 2010 08:00 ET

ZirMed, Inc. Receives EHNAC Healthcare Network Accreditation

Accreditation Ensures Compliance With Industry-Established Standards for All Health Data Processing and Transactions

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - ZirMed®, a leading national provider of revenue cycle management solutions for healthcare providers, announced yesterday it has achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNAC's HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and indicates compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.

Through a consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated ZirMed in areas of privacy measures, systems availability and security infrastructure. In addition, EHNAC reviewed ZirMed's process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that it meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards.

By completing the rigorous accreditation process, ZirMed demonstrates to its clients that it adheres to the strictest industry standards, and that it willingly participates in a comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.

"Healthcare providers are becoming more astute in the partners they select to process healthcare and financial transaction information. ZirMed is committed to remaining as a leader in dealing with such sensitive information," comments Jim Lacy, ZirMed's CFO and General Counsel. "EHNAC accreditation represents an essential seal of quality for healthcare providers. It's becoming a requirement for customers seeking a revenue cycle management partner."

"Through EHNAC HNAP accreditation, ZirMed has demonstrated its commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of health data processing and transactions for its customers," says Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. "We are honored to have ZirMed join our select group of HNAP-accredited organizations and congratulate them on this achievement."

About ZirMed, Inc.

Founded in 1999, ZirMed is a nationally recognized leader in delivering revenue cycle management solutions to healthcare providers. ZirMed enables healthcare providers to leverage the power of technology to cure administrative burdens and increase cash flow. ZirMed solutions include eligibility verification, credit/debit card processing, check processing, claims management, coding compliancy and reimbursement management, electronic remittance advice, patient statements, patient e-commerce solutions, provider credentialing, and lock box services. ZirMed solutions are designed to complement provider workflow and to provide innovative, creative and flexible solutions for healthcare's most pressing administrative challenges. For more information about ZirMed, visit www.zirmed.com/pr.

About EHNAC

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, and e-Prescribing and other solution providers.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org or contact info@ehnac.org.

Contact Information

  • ZIRMED CONTACT:
    Jim Lacy
    CFO and General Counsel
    ZirMed
    (502) 779-4302
    Email Contact

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Hanni Itah
    S&S Public Relations, Inc.
    (847) 415-9324
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