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MEGAS Achieves EHNAC Healthcare Network Accreditation

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MEGAS LLC, a Tallahassee-based software firm, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) for Electronic Health Networks (EHN), from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNAC's HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.

Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated MEGAS in areas of privacy measures, systems availability and security infrastructure. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization's process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, the organization demonstrates to its constituents, adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.

"At a time of heightened regulatory concerns, it is responsible healthcare organizations such as MEGAS that we applaud for taking the extra steps to ensure trust with all their stakeholders and customers that they're adhering to the latest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality," says Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. "In order to earn EHNAC HNAP accreditation, organizations are required to demonstrate excellence and a commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of health data processing and transactions for their customers."

MEGAS LLC is an Alpha II Company that provides medical software solutions for coding and healthcare revenue cycle management. The company is comprised of experienced system developers, engineers and managers specialized in healthcare billing software solutions. MEGAS is committed to meeting healthcare billing needs by delivering quality products for providers, payers, government and clinical use. MEGAS specializes in healthcare claims scrubbing application software.

"The EHNAC accreditation process is very thorough and comprehensive. MEGAS pursued accreditation by EHNAC as a confirmation to our healthcare clients that we are committed to doing everything necessary to uphold the privacy, security and confidentiality of the healthcare data these covered entities and business associates entrust to us. In addition, the accreditation further relays the strength and capability of MEGAS's technical team, our business practices and resources," commented Jan Powell, MEGAS president and CEO.

About EHNAC

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, medical billers, outsourced services, e-prescribing solution providers and direct trusted agents.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org or contact info@ehnac.org. Connect with EHNAC on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

CONTACT: Press contact information: Mary Cremeans Compliance Officer and Project Manager MCremeans@megas.net PO Box 12292 Tallahassee, FL 32317-2292 Ph: 850-668-3922

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