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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) was passed to make healthcare delivery more efficient and to protect the privacy of patients. In general, HIPAA does not distinguish between physical and mental health in protecting patient privacy. While some advocates argue that not distinguishing between physical and mental health is the only way to protect the privacy of those with mental illnesses, others, including many families with loved ones suffering from mental illness, argue that excluding family members from mental health records can have a devastating effect on the patient, the family, and the public.

Recognizing the need for greater automation, the CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange® (CAQH CORE®) brought entities from across government and the industry together to develop healthcare operating rules for electronic business transactions.

Supporting our communities has always been a part of Availity’s corporate culture. By providing a variety of opportunities to give—and by making it easy to participate—Availity cultivates this giving culture among all our employees across multiple locations.

In our latest vlog series, Mohammed Ahmed, Availity’s Vice President of Authorizations Sales Enablement, provides insight into the key features and functions you should look for in an automated authorization solution.

Join us Friday, 9/8 at 1pm ET for our tweetchat, Big Data - Present, Future, and Best Practices, featuring Availity Director of Data Management and Analytics, Jeff Currier (@_jcurrier_), as we discuss how healthcare can and IS using Big Data to improve everything from costs to patient experience.

In our latest vlog series, Mohammed Ahmed, Availity’s Vice President of Authorizations Sales Enablement, provides insight into the key features and functions you should look for in an automated authorization solution.

In our latest vlog series, Mohammed Ahmed, Availity’s Vice President of Authorizations Sales Enablement, provides insight into the key features and functions you should look for in an automated authorization solution.

Join us Friday, 8/11 at 1pm ET for our tweetchat, Patient as the New Payer – Patient Payments, featuring TSYS’s Director of Relationship Management, Ben Buchanan (@benbuchanan28), and our own Principal of Payment Solutions, Sean Kilpatrick (@spkilpatrick), as we discuss the why and how of assessing, capturing, and collecting patient payments in our new healthcare world.