Independent Audit Verifies EMERGICON’s Internal Controls and Processes
Terrell, Texas – November 2022 – EMERGICON, an EMS billing and consulting firm, today announced that it has completed its SOC 1 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that EMERGICON has a strong commitment to security and to delivering high-quality services to its clients by demonstrating that they have the necessary internal controls and processes in place.
A SOC 1 audit provides an independent, third-party validation that a service organization’s information security practices meet industry standards stipulated by the AICPA and SSAE 18. During the audit, a service organization’s controls that are relevant to ICFR are tested. The SOC 1 report delivered by KirkpatrickPrice verifies the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of EMERGICON’s controls to meet the standards for these criteria.
“We engage in the SOC 1 audit process with KirkpatrickPrice each year because we feel that the validation of an outside party demonstrates our commitment to a secure environment for our, and our clients’, information,” said Seth Coussens, EMERGICON’s Chief Information Officer. “This process helps us maintain the integrity of our current processes and find ways to continuously improve them. We enjoy gaining this attestation as a way to assure our clients that our security processes meet, and often exceed, a recognized standard.”
“No one hears the word ‘audit’ and thinks FUN!” said Andrew Acampora, IT Infrastructure Manager. “But I appreciate the process because it allows EMERGICON to demonstrate to our customers what ‘right’ looks like, so they can be completely confident in our policies and practices. Even though we have consistently performed well in SOC audits, they give us the opportunity to learn how we can improve.”
“Many of EMERGICON’s clients rely on them to protect consumer information,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. “As a result, EMERGICON has implemented best practice controls demanded by their clients to address information security and compliance risks. Our third-party opinion validates these controls and the tests we perform provide assurance to EMERGICON’s clients.”
EMERGICON, LLC was formed in 2006 to fill a need in the Texas 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, members of our dedicated Texas-based team of experts personally review, process, and manage each and every claim – from initial payer identification to ongoing patient services. For more information, visit www.emergicon.com, follow EMERGICON on LinkedIn, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over a thousand clients in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The firm has more than a decade of experience in information security by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security practices and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly performs assessments on SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and FERPA frameworks, as well as advanced-level penetration testing. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com, follow KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.