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Tesia Clearinghouse, LLC Receives EHNAC Healthcare Network Accreditation

INDIANAPOLIS, April 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As security and privacy standards continue to be a priority throughout the healthcare industry, Tesia Clearinghouse is setting the standard in ensuring its data and electronic claims infrastructure has adhered to national requirements. This month, the company received full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).

The 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 Tesia Clearinghouse 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, Tesia Clearinghouse demonstrated 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 Tesia Clearinghouse 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," said Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. "In order to earn this 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."

Tesia Clearinghouse, LLC, one of the largest dental clearinghouses in the country and a leader in real-time claims processing, is a subsidiary of Renaissance Electronic Services (RES), which is part of the Renaissance Health Service Corporation (RHSC) family of companies.

"The amount of data and electronic claims transactions that go through our system is substantial," said Eric Kirnbauer, COO of Tesia Clearinghouse. "Each year, we typically handle more than 40 million claims. With this amount of data, it's essential that we practice the highest level of security and privacy standards for our customers. That's why we chose to become accredited with EHNAC."

About RHSC

Renaissance Health Service Corporation (RHSC) is the parent organization for a family of companies including Renaissance Electronic Services (RES) that are leaders in the dental insurance industry. RHSC companies are among the largest and oldest group of dental benefit providers in the United States, covering 11 million people and paying out nearly $3 billion in dental benefits in 2012.

Currently, the companies employ approximately 1,200 people, who are located in Indianapolis, Indiana; Sherwood and Little Rock, Arkansas; Louisville, Kentucky; Okemos and Farmington Hills, Michigan; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; and Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis, Tennessee.

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Sarina Gleason Renaissance Health Service Corporation (517) 347-5292 sgleason@renaissancefamily.comSource:Renaissance Health Service Corporation