In the legal and financial industries, noncompliance with reporting requirements can mean stiff penalties. In healthcare, it can mean reduced Medicare reimbursements. For consumer products and manufacturing companies, it can result in a tarnished brand. For high-tech industries like aerospace, it can spell disaster.
Handling compliance reporting and filing in-house can become burdensome and costly. New and changing government regulations and laws affecting compliance policies make it difficult for your technology and in-house staff to keep pace with the volume—and essential service metrics like 24-hour turnaround time.
Healthcare, pharma, and Obamacare
In healthcare, the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is changing the rules of the insurance game. HIPAA compliance and new mandates to convert to electronic medical records (EMRs), including the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, demand more resources than ever before.
In pharmaceuticals, the information about new drugs required by the FDA has grown substantially. Artwork and product packaging and branding are increasingly—and strictly—regulated in the United States and the European Union.
Banking, finance, and Dodd-Frank
Financial regulation stemming from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Consumer Protection acts is affecting all banks, financial services firms, and insurance companies.
When dealing with financial documents, errors and missed filing deadlines are simply not an option. Some must be generated 24/7/365—and turned around as fast as possible.
Aptara handles all types of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mandated filings, including:
- Corporate compliance financial statements (6-K, 8-K, 10-K, 10-Q)
- Notes and proxy statements
- Mutual funds risk/return summary filings (form N-1A)
- Schedules of investments
- Shareholder communications and reports
And we handle required filings for:
- Investment management
We also manage EDGAR and SEDAR filings, as well as filings required by the European Union’s financial regulations.
The need for speed
You must process your compliance documents fast—but you can’t afford to sacrifice accuracy. Aptara provides precise, flexible, and scalable document processing services that respond to changing market requirements. And we support them around-the-clock.
For healthcare companies, that translates into fewer coding errors, even as the codes change from one year to the next.
For investment management groups, insurance companies, investment banks, and publicly traded companies, the operational efficiencies that Aptara brings to your compliance reporting will minimize your risk and cost less than in-house document processing.
Compliance assurance. Assurance insurance.
Aptara ensures that your documents comply with all laws and regulations, including HIPAA and product safety requirements for pharmaceuticals and consumer goods.
To guarantee quality, all business continuity management systems are audited and certified by accredited third-party agencies for conformance to required standards, including ISO 9001:2008 for quality management systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 for information security management systems.