March 15, 2000 – APP Design announced today the award of a contract from CareInsite (now WebMD) build an on-line HIPAA compliant eligibility and claims status processing system. This system will allow CareInsite’s system direct access to Health Insurance Plan of NY data in real time.
“HIPAA is the next Y2K.” said Robert Quinn, APP Design Vice President. “Health plans must use HIPAA compliant transactions by two years after the rules finalization.”
About HIP — HIP Health Plans, www.hipusa.com, consists of HIP New York and HIP Florida. HIP New York established in 1947 is an award-winning, mixed model leader in the delivery of quality health care. It is the largest HMO in the New York metropolitan area with an increasing membership of almost 800,000 in the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties. About 220,000 HIP members in Manhattan, the Bronx and Westchster County are affected by today’s announcement. HIP Florida has more than 200,000 members for a total HIP Health Plans membership of more than one million.
About APP Design — APP Design is dedicated to bringing high quality, HIPAA-ready solutions to the healthcare industry. APP Design’s focus is on the secure electronic exchange of information necessary to reduce administrative and clinical costs while improving the quality of health care.
APP Design’s core product, Eliginet, is a secure platform for delivering information from multiple disparate sources to the desktop using Internet technologies. This proven, cost-effective isolation helps healthcare organizations reduce costs, address security and HIPAA compliance issues, and speed the delivery of information between partners.