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 …

What is a HIPAA BAA?

A HIPAA BAA, or 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 HIPAA law includes healthcare providers, health plans or healthcare clearinghouses that handle electronic transactions. Any company partnering with a covered …

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 …