Optio Solutions Takes a Stand on Debt Collection Compliance, Starts Best-in-Class TECH LOCK Certified and Adds HITRUST

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Optio Solutions operates under a strict ethical code of conduct and maintains a license in all fifty states to meet or exceed its numerous and varied contractual requirements. Optio Solutions also employs two ACA certified Credit and Collection Compliance Officers and an on-site Compliance Attorney to ensure ongoing compliance with all standards, regulations and laws.

Now, in order to validate compliance with consumer data protection, Protected Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or Non-Public Personal Information (NPI), etc., Optio Solutions has contracted with the ARM Industry-leading holistic practitioner TECH LOCK® to become TECH LOCK® Certified.

While the majority of ARM Industries obtain single or dual audits that may suffice for third party validation of compliance with different sets of regulations, TECH LOCK® Certified takes things to a whole new level.

In fact, at the time of this press release, TECH LOCK is the only company in North America that has all of the following credentials or traits; PCI QSA, PCI ASV, DBA International approved Auditor, HITRUST CSF Assessor, with staff that have worked as collectors, in IT or held top Executive positions at some of the largest collection companies in the ARM Industry.  With experience in collection systems and processes; TECH LOCK auditors are able to provide thorough assessments of a company’s compliance and data security posture.

Combining multiple regulatory and industry standard control objectives into a single comprehensive audit, TECH LOCK® Certified conducts a holistic data security audit, performed by ARM Industry information security professionals covering several overlapping sets of regulations at once. For Optio Solutions, our TECH LOCK holistic audit includes independent third party assessments of twelve different laws or standards.

To further demonstrate Optio Solutions leading industry leading compliance program, Optio Solutions has also added the HITRUST Certification to this year’s independent assessor review. HITRUST Common Security Framework is a certifiable framework of security controls scales according to the type, size, and complexity of the organization and its systems specifically devoted to the protection of Protected Healthcare Information (PHI). Through HIRTUST, organizations can show full compliance with HIPAA as well as State laws like Texas H.B. 300.

“Optio Solutions’ vision is to be the industry leader in providing accounts receivable management and outsourced business processes. We form strong and lasting partnerships through our consultative and professional approach to providing valued and superior services that meet the individual and unique needs of our customers,” says Chris Schumacher, Optio Solutions’ president and CEO. “To that end, we treat all of our client data as if it were own and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and standards. Optio Solutions does not and will never do the bare minimums when it comes to our client’s reputation and brand. Therefore we partner with TECH LOCK to add TECH LOCK® Certified to our long list of compliance achievements and is what sets us apart from the competition.”

“Optio Solutions is on the leading edge of compliance” says Todd Langusch, TECH LOCK’s president and chief executive officer.  “Most organizations have not heard of HITRUST whereas Optio Solutions is already down the path of certification. HIPAA compliance means different things to different people but a HITRUST CSF Assessment is crystal clear regarding the security controls and the requirements. No need to worry about “addressable” in HITRUST or determining when and how to implement security controls. HITRUST combined with TECH LOCK® Certified demonstrates Optio Solutions’ dedication to ethics, compliance, and vision to be the industry leader.

ABOUT OPTIO SOLUTIONS, LLC

Optio Solutions, LLC, the Best Choice for Profit Recovery, is a full-service accounts receivable management company headquartered in Petaluma, California. By combining advanced technology with significant debt collection and management experience, Optio Solutions delivers cost-effective solutions to small, medium and large businesses throughout the country. Optio Solutions, a subsidiary of CrossCheck, Inc., is nationally licensed and bonded and qualified to collect in all fifty states. Their services are marketed by a direct sales force, partner companies and independent sales offices. For more information, please call: (800) 360-2827 or visit: www.optiosolutions.com.

ABOUT TECH LOCK, INC.

TECH LOCK, Inc. is a DBA International Approved Auditing Firm, Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA), Approved Scanning Vendor (PCI ASV), and HITRUST CSF Assessor specializing in holistic information security, compliance, and information technology solutions. TECH LOCK’s CEO is an ACA International Certified Instructor and former CIO of one of the largest debt buyers. TECH LOCK is the only auditing services company in the ARM Industry with these credentials and thus makes TECH LOCK uniquely skilled in serving ARM companies of all sizes as it relates to data security, regulatory compliance, and IT infrastructure needs.
TECH LOCK is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). For more information, please visit www.techlockinc.com.

 

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