CONCORD, Calif., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jopari Solutions, a principal supplier of integrated medical transaction EDI services to the Property and Casualty Industry, announced its recently completed SSAE 16 Type II audit by AuditOne, Inc., a nationally recognized independent auditing firm, verified the company's core activities and control objectives with zero exceptions.
The SSAE 16 standard for reporting on control objectives at a service organization replaces the SAS 70 benchmark compliance report for organizations whose products and services are impacted by compliance with regulatory and industry standards such as privacy and security regulations. Successful completion of the SSAE 16 Type II Audit with no exceptions detected, the best result possible, provides independent third party verification of Jopari management's assertion that its policies and procedures are both correctly designed and operating effectively to achieve the control objectives throughout the specified audit period.
Jopari's Audit in accordance with the AICPA's SSAE No. 16 covered the annual period January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Control objectives developed by Jopari's management addressed by this audit strongly emphasize structure, stability, compliance and sustainability of:
- Physical and Environmental Security
- Information Security
- Data Communications
- Managerial and Staff Controls
- Access Controls
J.R. "Steve" Stevens, Jopari's CEO, affirmed Jopari's commitment to annual audits by stating "Jopari is committed to addressing and managing compliance risk, and preserving the security and privacy of information and information resources. We have developed a set of best practices for internal controls ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of information and applications. We dedicate part of our annual budget to reviewing, updating and auditing our information security policies, processes, standards and procedures. AICPA sanctioned audits are an investment in our secure operational environment that benefits our customers, new clients, our productivity and our accountability."
Mr. Stevens added that "Following this rigorous examination, our service auditing firm AuditOne was able to issue an unqualified opinion regarding each area of our control objectives. We have been aware of the new standards in auditing with the implementation of SSAE 16, and are gratified to receive a report with no exceptions noted. This result validates Jopari as a trusted partner handling customer data with utmost care."
About SSAE 16
The Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 addresses a service organization's internal controls. Issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA), it is considered the authoritative guidance standard for service organizations. As of June 15, 2011, SSAE 16 superseded SAS 70 as the audit standard for service organization auditors. SSAE 16 was adopted by the American Institute of CPAs® (AICPA) in an effort to establish a more uniform reporting standard.
Jopari Solutions, Inc. is a SSAE 16 Type II attested technology products company supplying integrated eBill compliance and payment solutions to workers' compensation, auto medical and healthcare payers and providers. Jopari has established an extensive connectivity network directly with providers, practice management systems and clearinghouses, and offers innovative solutions to assist with the management of attachments. Jopari significantly enhances payers' ability to manage medical bills and disbursements, allowing significant reductions in associated expenses as well as full compliance with applicable federal rules and jurisdiction eBill/ePay regulatory requirements. For more information, please visit us at www.jopari.com, email [email protected], or call 800.903.7799 ext. 5213.
SOURCE Jopari Solutions, Inc.