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A Medical Record Shredding Company You Can Trust

It’s not enough to simply shred records; it’s vital to choose a reputable medical records shredding company that understands the nuances of healthcare data. BioMedical Waste Solutions offers nationwide solutions for hospitals, medical offices, nursing homes, dental practices, and more.

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We’re Proud Winners of the Top Medical Waste Management Services Company Award

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Low Cost

Enjoy cost-effective medical waste disposal throughout Houston, Texas with actual fixed rates and no hidden fees. Clients save up to 83.6% with us versus other companies.

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Reliable

In just 14 years, we’ve grown to over 10,000+ happy clients in the State of Texas because we virtually guarantee timely and reliable pick-ups. You can count on us!

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Compliant

Compliance with State and Federal laws governing the proper disposal of medical waste is not a choice. Houston regulated medical waste is the law. We have you 100% covered.

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Our Same Price Guarantee

Our “same price guarantee” is simple: When you sign up with us, we commit to NEVER raising your price. Ever.

Most biomedical waste disposal companies in Houston come in and promise a low-price, but then they raise your prices over time. For example, other shredding companies will raise your pick-up prices every 9 months over 5 years! That’s almost 7 price raises and exponential cost increases!

We trust our guarantee makes it a no-brainer to work with us.

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The Importance of Medical Data Protection

Cost of HIPAA Violations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can impose fines that range from $100 to $50,000 per violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, including the improper disposal of protected health information (PHI), with the maximum penalty being $1.5 million per calendar year.

Medical Record Breaches

The prevalence of data breaches in healthcare is far-reaching. According to the HIPAA Journal, there are almost 2 data breaches reported per day, each involving the records of at least 500 individuals. In many cases, breaches occur due to improper disposal of PHI.

Environmental Impact

For every ton of paper recycled, it saves 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and saves landfill space. Given the volume of paper used for medical records, secure shredding contributes to environmental sustainability.

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Documents That Require Medical Record Shredding

In the realm of healthcare, nearly every document handled by practitioners or staff contains confidential data. The following documents require secure document destruction:

  • Patient Insurance Details
  • Imaging Reports (X-rays & MRI Scans)
  • Medical Billing & Payment Information
  • Medicaid and Affordable Care Act Data
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Financial Reports
  • Tax Documents & Audit Records
  • Financial Summaries
  • Profit and Loss Statements
  • Employee Information
  • Payroll and HR Documents
  • Social Security Numbers

Medical Data Management
Regulations You Need to Know

Safeguarding sensitive information is a legal obligation, not merely a recommendation. Stringent laws require the healthcare sector to protect personal identities, health records, and financial information diligently. Failure to comply can lead to severe fines. By employing secure document shredding services, you can ensure your practice meets these critical regulatory standards.

Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)

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HIPAA prescribes guidelines for the use and sharing of patients’ health information, ensuring the confidentiality of Protected Health Information (PHI) and its secure disposal, whether in physical or electronic form. Non-compliance can lead to fines as steep as $1.5 million.

Health Information Technology for Economic & Clinical Health Act (HITECH)

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HITECH implements measures to protect the privacy and security of healthcare data, particularly in relation to its electronic transfer. The act encourages better methods for storing and destroying PHI.

State Medical Record Retention Laws

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Every state mandates a certain duration for retaining medical records, usually between 6 to 10 years. After this period, the records need to be disposed of according to federal and local privacy regulations.

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Effective Houston, Texas medical waste disposal services are more than just “picking up your medical waste at a good price.” It’s about:

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What our clients say

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‹‹Excellent service and we never have to worry about compliance issues››

Dr. Young, Texas Health Center

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‹‹It’s great to know we’re saving money, being compliant, and know I can find out at any time when my next pick-up is going to be››

Susan P. – Dental Office

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Our Clients Choose Us Because…

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We Never Raise Our Rates

With our “Same Price Guarantee,” we are committed to never raising your rates. Never! You won’t find this guarantee elsewhere. Other medical waste companies get you in the door by promising low prices, but then they raise their rates quite drastically over time. Instead, we’ll give you a fair price and then grandfather you into that price forever! That’s how we reward our loyal customers, and it’s why the average organization that hires us saves up to 83.6% with us.

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We Have the Expertise You Need

Over 10,000 clients trust us to manage their biomedical waste because we’ve been doing this work for over 14 years. Our pickups are timely and reliable because we have so much experience with proper disposal of medical waste. We know all the ins and outs of the regulations so that you don’t have to stress about it. We’ll even train your team on OSHA and HIPAA compliance. Avoid the $70,000 fines per violation and put your trust in BioMedical Waste Solutions.

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We Offer Comprehensive Solutions

You won’t have to hire multiple companies when you turn to us. We’ll handle your biohazardous waste disposal, sharps disposal, document destruction and shredding, red bag biomedical, pathological, and medical waste removal, infectious waste and sharps containers, OSHA and HIPPA compliance training, and more. BioMedical Waste Solutions is your one stop shop for everything related to medical waste management. Plus, we’ll customize our services to your needs.

Guidelines for Efficient Medical Information Management

Maintaining a system for effective information management is vital for the compliance of your medical practice. This encompasses the systematic organization, monitoring, and preservation of documents. It’s important that physicians, healthcare staff, and patients can swiftly retrieve and disseminate their information when needed, and these tips can help:

Implement Certified Shredding Protocols

Under HIPAA regulations, medical records must be destroyed in a manner that prevents them from being pieced back together. Collaborating with a secure document shredding company ensures the use of sophisticated cross-cut shredding methods. At BioMedical Waste Solutions, we also offer certificates of destruction to validate compliance with shredding protocols.

Adopt an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Platform

Transitioning to an electronic medical records system can centralize your data in a secure, digital space. When integrated with document management software, it streamlines the exchange of information and provides immediate file access. EMR systems are designed to minimize errors, bolster security, and facilitate the management of records.

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