HIPAA expert witnesses work within the field of healthcare management and its many different departments. HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which was a law passed to protect the privacy rights of every citizen regarding his or her healthcare and insurance policies. HIPAA expert consulting is often utilized for cases involving medical treatment, as the healthcare system may become very complex and susceptible to potential litigation.
HIPAA expert witnesses have experience with healthcare systems in place for treating patients in hospitals, providing outpatient services, and any other type of care, including those involved with emergency or long-term treatment. Since it is helpful to understand healthcare insurance in relation to the various forms of medical treatment being covered, many HIPAA expert witnesses also have backgrounds as registered nurses with firsthand experience with healthcare and healthcare management.
HIPAA expert witnesses are called upon to provide an expert opinion regarding the information technology used in storing data related to medical billing, medical coding, and other sensitive healthcare information. Staff training should be implemented for those conducting medical records reviews, as professional care must be taken to meet the standards of quality assurance expected of healthcare management. Violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a violation of the law and cause for potential litigation.
ForensisGroup works to provide only the most authoritative of available experts to meet the needs of each specific lawsuit. Call us today or submit an expert request form to retain an experienced HIPAA expert witness for your case.