EDI Health Group Inc (EHG), Irvine, Calif, has received full accreditation by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), which provides accreditation only to those companies that meet the highest industry and professional standards for electronic health care claims transactions and processing. Accredited firms must meet rules for privacy and security and claims transaction management.

Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC, said, "EHG joins a select group of clearinghouses that have demonstrated to independent third-party evaluators their ability to deliver their services consistent with the only standards in the industry that measure the overall business practices of a clearinghouse."

The accreditation recognizes EHG’s professionalism and accountability in meeting HIPAA’s protected health information regulations, and its adherence to the highest industry standards in the areas of claims transaction response time, security infrastructure, and efficient transaction processing capabilities.

"It’s an honor to be recognized by our professional peers for our work," said Scott Wellwood, COO of EDI. "We are committed to safeguarding the confidential information with which our customers entrust us. Our clients expect us to protect private health data as well as business information, and we have to be good stewards for them. We hope that we also help to raise the standards of the
dental industry as a whole."

EHG is a provider of connectivity solutions for the dental industry, offering real-time processing of electronic claims, merchant services, patient billing services, and patient eligibility. EHG’s customers include health care providers, health care payors such as insurance companies and governmental agencies, and other third-party intermediaries in the process.

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