HISP Accreditation Fees
DirectTrust charges fees to cover the operating expense of the HISP Accreditation Program.
DirectTrust is charging the same fee for all HISPs regardless of a HISP’s size as the work required for the Accreditation Review is the same for all HISPs.
Please note: this fee only covers the DirectTrust HISP Accreditation Program Fee; additional fees are charged by the vendor that provides your HIPAA Privacy and Security Certification. Please discuss this fee with your vendor.
For 2018, the HISP Accreditation Fee is $4,500.00.
This fee includes twenty (20) hours of work to review the HISP Accreditation Self Attestation Materials which allows ample time to complete the review.
In the event that an Applicant HISP requires more than twenty (20) hours of effort due to delays attributable to the HISP including, but not limited to: a HISP having to re-submit Self Attestation material or a HISP requires help in completing the Self Attestation materials, the additional time will be billed at $175.00 per hour.
HISP Accreditation Late Fees
Late Fees are charged when an Applicant HISP misses a deadline for completing work according to the HISP Accreditation Program deliverables schedule.
For 2018, HISP Accreditation Late Fees are assessed each month at $900.00 per month. Please note: Late fees are cumulative.
|Late Fee Amount||Timeline||Description of Missed Deadline|
|$900.00||90 days prior to Valid Until Date||HISP has not submitted HISP Accreditation Application Packet and/or uploaded Self Attestation Questionnaire and Evidence
|$900.00 monthly||60 days prior to valid until date, an additional fee will be charged monthly until HISP Accreditation is complete.||HISP has not submitted HISP Accreditation Application Packet, uploaded Self Attestation Questionnaire and Evidence, and/or HIPAA Privacy and Security Certification/Accreditation
The DirectTrust Accreditation Program Team Administrator will be in contact with a HISP a minimum of six (6) months prior to HISP Re-Accreditation valid until date. If a new HISP applies for HISP Accreditation, the DirectTrust Team Administrator will contact the HISP a minimum of three (3) business days from the date the application is received. The expectation is for the HISP Accreditation Self Attestation and related Evidence to be uploaded to the HISP’s secure account ninety (90) days prior to HISP valid until date or ninety (90) days from the application date for new applicants.
For those HISP’s that are being re-accredited, if the completed Self Attestation and Evidence is not submitted a minimum of ninety (90) days prior to HISP valid until date (application date for new applicants), late fees will apply.
The purpose of the 90-day timeline is to give ample time for the DirectTrust Reviewer to review the HISP’s Self Attestation and Evidence. Upon review, if the HISP needs to resubmit documentation or provide additional Evidence to the reviewer, the 90-day window permits time for resubmission prior to the HISP’s valid until date. The primary goal of the DirectTrust Accreditation Program Administration Team is to partner with the HISP to ensure the HISP Accreditation remains valid at all times.
If HISPs do not submit the Self Attestation response and associated Evidence within the 90-day period, the submission will be determined late. Late Fees will be paid to DirectTrust within fifteen (15) calendar days of not meeting timeline milestone events outlined below.
|1.||Application Fee is not paid.||180 days prior to HISP Accreditation valid until date, an invoice is sent to the HISP. If the HISP Accreditation Fee is not paid 90 days prior to expiration, a charged late fee of $900.00 will be applied to the HISP. Late Fee payment and application fee will be paid within fifteen (15) calendar days of notification from DirectTrust Accreditation Team.|
|2.||Self Attestation Documentation is NOT submitted by the due date (3 months before valid until date) but submitted before HISP Accreditation valid until date.||90 days prior to the HISP’s valid until date a late fee of $900.00 will be charged to the HISP. Each additional 30 days, until Self-Attestation is received, HISP will be charged a late fee of $900.00 per month. Late Fee payment and application fee will be paid within fifteen (15) calendar days of notification from DirectTrust Accreditation Team.|
|3.||Accreditation Expires – HISP has not been responsive to emails, phone calls, or certified letters.||In order to remain in the DirectTrust Trust Anchor Bundle(s), a HISP’s Accreditation must be current and valid. If a HISP’s Accreditation expires, at its sole discretion, the DirectTrust Accreditation Administrator may choose to grant a thirty (30) day grace period extension to the HISP’s Accreditation status. The DirectTrust Board of Directors may also decide at its sole discretion to remove the HISP’s Trust Anchors from any Trust Anchor Bundles they are in as soon as the HISP Accreditation expires. Once a HISP is removed from the Trust Bundle(s), the HISP will start the HISP Accreditation process over from the beginning including the submission of the Accreditation Fee and any accrued late fees in the amount of $900 per month.|
|4.||A HISP seeking HISP Accreditation completes the HISP Accreditation Application and submits the application fees as well as the HISP Agreement but does not submit the Self Attestation Questionnaire/Evidence and/or a HIPAA Privacy and Security Certification or Accreditation.||The HISP will forfeit the application fee if the Self Attestation Documentation and/or Privacy and Security Certificate is not received prior to the HISP valid until date. At its sole discretion, the DirectTrust Accreditation Administration may choose to grant a thirty (30) day grace period extension to the HISP’s Accreditation status. The DirectTrust Board of Directors may also decide at its sole discretion to remove the HISP’s Trust Anchors from any Trust Anchor Bundles they are in as soon as the HISP’s Accreditation expires. Once a HISP is removed from a Trust Anchor Bundle(s), the HISP will start the Accreditation process over from the beginning including the submission of the Accreditation Fee and any accrued late fees in the amount of $900 per month.|
|5.||A new HISP applying for HISP Accreditation does not submit the Self Attestation Documentation 90 days after the HISP Accreditation Program Application is processed by the DirectTrust Accreditation Team. (DirectTrust can grant a 30-day grace period if a request is submitted in writing prior to the 90-day window.)||The HISP must reapply for Accreditation and resubmit application payment.|