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As EMERGICON celebrated its 11th year serving Texas First Responders, we are
excited to announce that EMERGICON has taken over the EMS Billing &
Collections for eight new clients. October 1st was a much anticipated and
exciting day. We look forward to working with each of these cities in
increasing their bottom line while easing their burdens of compliance.
Welcome to the EMERGICON Family!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Emergicon Receives SOC 1 Type II Attestation
Independent Audit Verifies Emergicon’s Internal Controls and Processes
Dallas, TX – October 2017 – Emergicon, an EMS billing service provider, today announced that it has completed its SSAE 18 (SOC 1) Type II Audit. This attestation verifies that Emergicon has the proper internal controls and processes in place to deliver high quality services to its clients.
KirkpatrickPrice, a licensed CPA and PCI QSA firm, performed the audit and appropriate testing of Emergicon’s controls that may affect its clients’ financial statements. In accordance with SSAE 18 (Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements), the SOC 1 Type II audit report includes Emergicon’s description of controls as well as the detailed testing of its controls over a minimum six-month period.
Christopher Turner, MHA, President and CEO of Emergicon said, “At Emergicon, we know that outside auditing is integral to assuring our clients confidence in our processes and controls. Emergicon has enjoyed working with KirkpatrickPrice for several years now and each audit period adds additional layers of internal controls. We appreciate the efforts of the auditors at KirkpatrickPrice and their continued partnership with Emergicon.”
“Many of Emergicon’s clients rely on them to protect consumer information,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, Managing Partner with KirkpatrickPrice. “As a result, Emergicon has implemented best practice controls demanded by their customers to address information security and compliance risks. Our third-party opinion validates these controls and the tests we perform provide assurance regarding the managed solutions provided by Emergicon.”
SOC 1 Type II is a reporting on the controls at a service organization that was established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). This report is in compliance with the SSAE 18 auditing standards and focuses on the controls of a service organization that are relevant to an audit of a user entity’s financial statements. The standard demonstrates that an organization has adequate controls and processes in place. Federal regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) require corporations to audit the internal controls of their suppliers, including those that provide technology services.
EMERGICON, LLC, based in Dallas, Texas, was formed in 2006 to fill a need in the ambulance medical billing services industry by providing a better solution for processing ambulance claims. In addition to using state-of-the-art ambulance billing software by ESO Solutions, EMERGICON prides itself on providing clients with a team of experts dedicated to compliance, collections and customer service.
EMERGICON founder and CEO Christopher Turner and his leadership team bring more than 50 years of executive expertise in the healthcare industry to offer effective processes that consistently result in prompt reimbursement for EMS providers.
EMERGICON has a large, growing, dedicated team of professionals that receives continuous training to maintain and improve quality, accuracy and best-in-class customer service. We employ qualified support staff to offer dependable, skilled, responsive customer service while maintaining affordability for our clients.
KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over 600 clients in more than 48 states, Canada, Asia, and Europe. The firm has over 12 years of experience in information security and compliance assurance by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly provides advice on SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, FISMA, and CFPB frameworks. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com, follow KirkpatrickPrice on Twitter (@KPAudit), or connect with KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn.
The City of Cleburne Fire/Rescue recently decided to make the move to
Emergicon to increase cash collections and their cash per transport. The
City of Cleburne did not believe that they were receiving what they were
paying for in a billing partner. Emergicon was able to expedite the go-live
date and effectively step in alleviating the burden while increasing cash
collections from virtually day one!
We are very pleased to be able to work with such a fine group of people as
those with The City of Cleburne.