January 28, 2015
AOAExcel has announced a new endorsed business partner, Compliancy Group, LLC, which offers an industry-recognized compliance tracking solution, “The Guard.” Compliancy Group, LLC, says it will be offering its tracking solution to help members of the American Optometric Association (AOA) achieve, illustrate and maintain compliance. In addition, Compliancy Group will also offer AOA members access to their monthly educational webinar series.
AOAExcel is a wholly owned subsidiary of the AOA, which the AOA describes as “focused on helping the optometrist grow and succeed by providing on-demand access to education, practice insights and best-in-class digital resources that support healthcare reform, patient care and maximize practice success.”
“Federal health care regulations have been through tremendous changes. As a consequence of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule—HITECH and HIPAA parameters have changed,” the AOA notes in its announcement. “Regulations have been updated, increasing the number of audits and fines, and resulting in much greater scrutiny of optometric practices.”
Compliancy Group’s The Guard was specifically designed to simplify all compliance challenges (HIPAA, HITECH, Meaningful Use, Omnibus, OSHA & PCI), and includes: security risk assessments, policies and procedures, employee training, regulation updates and compliance coaching.
“At AOAExcel, we realize that tackling compliance is critical for practices to succeed,” says Joe Ellis, OD, past president of the AOA and chairman of the board, AOAExcel. “After extensive research, we concluded the Compliancy Group’s solution and support was the best choice for our members. We are confident all our members could benefit from The Guard.”
“Compliance can be confusing and time consuming for overburdened practice managers,” says Marc Haskelson, CEO, Compliancy Group. “Compliancy Group simplifies the entire effort of compliance, and our one-on-one HIPAA coaches allow us to offer a HIPAA audit guarantee. We are excited to be working with AOAExcel in the effort to educate and address the needs of their members.”
To learn more about the program, visit http://www.ExcelOD.com/HIPAA-Compliance.