HIPAAsuite is owned by Martin Scholl Consulting, Inc. a Maryland corporation founded in 1989. HIPAAsuite was created in 2001 to provide HIPAA EDI solutions for payors in the healthcare industry. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 required nearly every entity involved in healthcare to do the most common transactions electronically by 2002. This was an incredible burdon on IT, especially right after the Y2K effort. HIPAAsuite recognized this need for quick and common sense solutions. Starting with the HIPAA Claim Printer, the predecessor to the HIPAA Claim Master we developed soon solutions for all 12 HIPAA mandated EDI transactions.
In reality the 2002 deadline became 2003 and the government decided to take a lax attitude towards the enforcement of the HIPAA rules. Only some transactions gained wide acceptance. Claims are now to 90% transmitted as 837 EDI files.Other transactions are gaining more and more traction such as ther 835 remittance advice and the 834 enrollment record.
The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) will put increased emphasis on the real time transactions such as eligibility, claim status and authorizations. HIPAAsuite has solutions for those transactions too.
By now the benefits and cost savings of EDI in the healthcare industry are evident and HIPAAsuite serves hundreds of customers across the United States and territories.