What is HIPAA?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
(HIPAA) was a result of congressional healthcare reform
proponents to reform healthcare. The HIPAA legislation has four
Assure health insurance portability by eliminating job-lock due
to pre-existing medical conditions
Enforce standards for health information
Reduce healthcare fraud and abuse
Guarantee security and privacy of health information
The fourth objective has a significant impact on medical
Can the Internet be used for
medical transcription and still meet HIPAA requirements?
Yes, transcribed documents must be sent back to the healthcare
provider in a secure manner using encrypted email or a secure
FTP site or may be faxed with a disclaimer statement explaining
the confidential nature of the document.
What rights does the patient have under HIPAA?
HIPAA provides the patient with many new rights in relation to
their healthcare documentation. Some of them are as follows:
Review his/her entire medical record
Request changes within documentation, which can be denied by
physician for specific reasons
Request documentation of every time his or her PHI was accessed,
along with identity of the individual accessing the document
with specific reason for doing so
Does TNP provide dictation equipment?
We provide each of our Customers with our dictation equipment of
choice or free 1-800 number access.
How dictated and transcribed reports are made
Registered TNP (The New Protocol Inc.) users can access their
reports our secured web site.
What is TNP's average turn-around time?
TNP assures 12-24 hour turn-around time (24 * 7).
Is accessing my reports via TNP web secure?
Yes, accessing your reports via TNP website is totally secured.
We use 128 bit encryption system while transmitting the data
from our servers to you. Further, in order to maintain absolute
confidentiality and security protection our transcriptionists
are required to sign a confidentiality / non-disclosure
How about pricing?
Our prices are approximately 30% less than what other vendors
would charge. Please call us for detailed information at
Do you keep a back-up for my dictations?
Yes! Your documents are saved at our servers for as long as you
wish. This gives you and option to search for all your previous
reports in our database, anytime in the future. Further, all the
data in our servers our backed up in multiple locations to
ensure data recovery.
Can I use my own letterhead and have the reports printed
from the web?
Yes, we would require your template in that case. You can use up
to 4 different formats.