A typical medical billing agreement format requires a section on confidentiality and HIPAA. This compliance ensures patient information stays secure. It further ensures the document is legal by following all HIPAA regulations. The main ones for billing services are the Security and privacy rules.
Service Provider agrees to not share in any way confidential information they gain access to during the performance of the Services. This data includes patient information and sensitive data on the medical facility, its associates, partners, employees, owners, and patients.
Both Parties agree to comply with HIPAA regulations in security. The Security rules state that confidential information, such as patient data, will be securely protected by robust security measures in a physical location. Further, both Parties acknowledge that their cybersecurity measures and systems are up to date as per HIPAA standards. Both Parties must adequately train all employees to handle PHI and HIPAA guidelines.
According to the Privacy Rule, the Service Provider can only have access to the medical history, conditions, treatments, treatment facility locations, and third-party payor fees of patients. They are not entitled to any other patient information.
This Contract will remain in effect until (End.Date) (“End Date”) or until both Parties agree to terminate it in writing. A breach in terms of the Contract can also result in the termination of the agreement. A (Written.Number) (Number) days written notice period is required for termination by a Party, along with a thorough explanation.
Once the Contract is terminated, the Service Provider will no longer have access to the systems of the Client. The Client must also pay and settle any outstanding fees, claims, or charges that are pending or in transit.