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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is your Service Area?

A: If you are located within a 100-120 miles of Tulsa we should be able to service your account.  Thus, our service area includes:  Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Jenks, Owasso, Catoosa, Claremore, Bartlesville, Edmond, Muskogee, Joplin, Tahlequah, Skiatook, Claremore, Okmulgee, Henrietta, Edmond, Stillwater, Sapulpa, Pryor, ... etc. 

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Q: What is HIPAA?

A:  HIPAA is an acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. 

Quoting from Wikipedia we have the following:

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996. HIPAA is also known as the Kennedy-Kassebaum Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA-Public Law 104-191), effective August 21, 1996. The basic idea of HIPAA is that an individual who is a subject of individually identifiable health information should have:

  • Established procedures for the exercise of individual health information privacy rights.
  • The use and disclosure of individual health information should be authorized or required.

One difficulty with HIPAA is that there must be a mechanism to authenticate the patient who demands access to his or her data. As a result, medical facilities have begun to ask for Social Security Numbers from patients, thus arguably decreasing privacy by simplifying the act of correlating health records with other records. The issue of consent is problematic under HIPAA, because the medical providers simply make care contingent upon agreeing to the privacy standards in practice.


Q: What is FACTA?

A: FACTA is an acronym for the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003.

Quoting from the Wikipedia article available on FACTA we have"

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act or FACTA, Pub.L. 108-159) is a United States federal law, passed by the United States Congress on November 22, 2003,[1] and signed by President George W. Bush on December 4, 2003,[2] as an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The act allows consumers to request and obtain a free credit report once every twelve months from each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). In cooperation with the Federal Trade Commission, the three major credit reporting agencies set up the website, annualcreditreport.com, to provide free access to annual credit reports.[3]

The act also contains provisions to help reduce identity theft, such as the ability for individuals to place alerts on their credit histories if identity theft is suspected, or if deploying overseas in the military, thereby making fraudulent applications for credit more difficult. Further, it requires secure disposal of consumer information.

 

 


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