Merchants and all other parties involved in electronic transactions have to take every precaution to protect all entities from identity theft and fraud resulting from payment security breaches. If you accept credit card payments, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) should be adhered to as your first line of defense for protection.
Acquiring and maintaining PCI compliance isn’t complicated. The process is made up of common sense practices to assess your payment card processing scope and analyze it for vulnerabilities that could potentially expose cardholder data.
When you’re ready to get a merchant account to enable you to accept credit cards in your business, choosing a payment processor should be based on more than just low rates. TransFirst® has even more to offer as a full-service processor. Our infrastructure, experience and benefits give you access to 24/7, U.S.-based merchant support and online account reporting — and if you’re looking for a provider to give you quick access to your money — you need look no further than TransFirst with next-day funding available.
Healthcare practitioners and small business owners have many things in common. They provide necessary services, have many responsibilities and face multiple challenges in managing the demands of the business and those they serve. Healthcare insurance and accepting payments are two areas of concern that can sometimes be complicated – but help is available.
As insurance reimbursement rates decline and operating costs rise, the business of medicine gets complicated. The increased call for providers to serve a greater population of patients, in part due to the Affordable Care Act, makes practice efficiency of the utmost importance for it to succeed.