What is a HIPAA business associate agreement?

The term Business Associate Agreement frequently shows up when discussing HIPAA laws, so it’s best to find out what it really means. A HIPAA business associate agreement is a contract between a HIPAA-covered entity and a vendor working with that covered entity. Covered Entities Under HIPAA Covered entities under the …

Are Your Business Associate Agreements Up to Date?

Are Your Business Associate Agreements Up to Date? If not, learn a lesson from a recent HIPAA settlement. A press release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services discussed a potential violation of protected health information (PHI) by Care New England Health System (CNE). Woman & Infants Hospital …

Final Omnibus Compliance – October 2013

Does your organization understand the conditions of HIPAA Final Omnibus compliance with respect to Business Associates?  You had until September 23, 2013 to bring all Business Associate (BA) agreements into conformance with the new rules; however, BA agreements that were not renewed or modified between March 26, 2013 and September …