Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was introduced in the year 1996. The act was conceived to guarantee that health insurance coverage is :
The Federal and State laws, including HCFA regulations were formulated to prevent fraud and abuse in the health insurance industry, especially in the Federal programs such as Medicare, and Medicaid.
There are established laws, rules and regulations that govern medical billing. Disregard or breach of these laws and regulations, in the course of our billing operations, can result in one or more of the following:
Sterling adheres to these rules and is in compliance with federal and state laws concerning such corporate activities.