Category Archives: HIPAA Compliance

Business Associate Agreements: Are They Needed for Private Practice?

Business Associate Agreements and Private Practice If you transmit any patient information in electronic form in connection with a transaction for which the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) has adopted a standard- then you are considered a “covered entity.” Covered entities are required to get signed business associate agreements with all partners and vendors that you use who have contact with your organization’s protected health information. These Business Associate Agreements ens
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