Longtime Medina physician honored
Finance Tue, Aug 6, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT – U.S. Markets open in 8 hrs 50 mins Physicians Business Network Achieves EHNAC Accreditation HNAP accreditation ensures adherence to health data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure and integrity requirements Press Release: Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission 16 hours ago Related Content OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Physicians Business Network (PBN), a proven leader in helping physicians optimize their practices financial performance, announced today that it has achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) for Medical Billers from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNACs HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence in healthcare data processing and transactions and ensures compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations. Through its consultative review process leading up to accreditation, EHNAC evaluated PBN in several areas including privacy measures, systems availability, and security infrastructure. EHNAC also reviewed PBNs processes for managing and transferring protected health information. EHNAC determined that PBN meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of EHNACs rigorous accreditation process and participation in EHNACs comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business, PBN demonstrated its ongoing strict adherence to industry standards and full HIPAA compliance to its clients and other constituents. Jud Neal, president and CEO of PBN and president of the Healthcare Billing & Management Association , the non-profit trade association for medical billers, addressed how achieving EHNAC accreditation fits in to PBNs business philosophy: PBN is honored to be recognized by EHNAC for exceeding industry security standards for health data processing and HIPAA compliance. For the last 30 years, PBNs singular mission has been to enable medical professionals to focus on the primary objectives of their practice. Given the healthcare industrys evolving regulatory requirements, we believe that third-party accreditation allows our medical billing customers to keep that focus with the added peace of mind of knowing their patients protected health information is secure. This accreditation achievement is a logical extension of the Proof Not Promises, performance-oriented business philosophy that guides our day-to-day commitment to our customers success. PBNs EHNAC HNAP accreditation is a part of its overall commitment to quality within the context of its larger quality control and compliance programs. In addition to its new EHNAC HNAP accreditation, PBN was the first business of its kind to achieve full ISO certification in the United States and has maintained its certification continuously since April 2006.
The veteran doctor often works with medical students from Ohio State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University to help train future physicians. Surso also is a special police officer/police physician for the Medina Police Department. In that role, he helps the department with officer training, investigations that involve medical issues and wellness programs. For years, Surso said, he helped police detectives when investigations needed expertise, such as interpretation of drug and alcohol test results. About a year ago, the department formalized his role, which has been expanded to include wellness promotion and other educational opportunities, he said. In a letter in support of Sursos selection, Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci called the doctor an ordinary man who does extraordinary things. As I write this letter I am thinking back over 30 years of excellent care, of tragedy made bearable and hopelessness being turned to hopefulness. All at the caring hand of Dr. Surso, said Berarducci, a patient of Sursos. He is not only my hero, but a hero to our entire community. He walks quietly among us as a shining example of his profession. In addition to his work as a physician, Surso has been active in several volunteer roles in the community. He served for 13 years on the Medina City Schools Board of Education, including two terms as board president. He was inducted into the Medina City Schools Hall of Fame this year for his service to the school district and his role as team physician for the Medina High School varsity football team for 28 years. Its a privilege being involved in an institution that is so important to the community, he said. Surso also was the founding president of the Medina chapter of the American Diabetes Association and co-founder and current board member of the Medina Health Ministry, a free clinic serving Medina County. The physician award is given to a doctor each year who meets and exceeds the criteria of being an outstanding family physician role model; maintaining high professional standards and service orientations; providing high quality and family-centered, continuing health care; and being active in community, education, or other public affairs. To be selected, candidates must have 10 years of post-residency experience, be in active practice and belong to the academy.