HIPAA for Business Associates

HIPAA for Business Associates

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Faculty: Becca Kalivas, RN, MS

Successful Completion: Complete entire module, complete the exam with a passing score of 80% or better, and complete the evaluation form.

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 90 minutes.

CEUs: HIPAA Exams is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program. CEU Information


This course includes HIPAA Privacy, HIPAA Security/Confidentiality, HITECH and Omnibus Rule in a single learning module. It also covers the Enforcement Rule which oversees all HIPAA violations.

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and is a U.S. federal law. This course ​provides a comprehensive look at HIPAA legislation as it applies to a Business Associate. The Omnibus Final Rule greatly increased Business Associates’ liabilities related to HIPAA compliance. To ensure privacy of protected health information and to avoid potential civil and criminal penalties, it is imperative that Business Associates have a solid understanding of this complex legislation.

Includes 2020/2021 Updates - ONC 21st Cures Act Final Rule and the CMS Final Rule

Course includes a video and audio component with stand-alone exam

Receive HIPAA Certification "Certificate of Completion" with successful completion

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Learning Objectives

  • HIPAA Training
  • Explain the purpose of HIPAA legislation 
  • Explain the changes implemented to HIPAA by the Omnibus Final Rule
  • Identify the key elements of the Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and Enforcement Rule
  • Explain the process for Breach Notification
  • Describe the Unique Identifiers and Transaction and Code Set Rules
  • Illustrate how to apply these rules to his/her functions as a Business Associate
  • Understanding Business Associates Agreement ( BAA )

Target Audience

This course is designed for anyone who falls under the Business Associate category. Positions such as medical billing, medical transcription, software/IT companies, answering services, consultants, marketing agencies, cleaning services, medical device manufactures, legal services, and more.

Table of Contents

HIPAA Training for Business Associates (HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Training)

Table of Contents:

  • HIPAA Compliance for Business Associates
  • Legal Notice
  • Objectives 
  • Purpose of Course 
  • Introduction to HIPAA 
  • What is Portability? 
  • What is Accountability? 
  • HITECH Act and Omnibus Final Rule 
  • Who must abide by HIPAA rules? 
  • Covered Entities 
  • Business Associates 
  • Expanded definition of Business Associate 
  • Business Associate Agreements 
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule 
  • Privacy Rule for Business Associates 
  • Permitted Use and Disclosure of PHI 
  • ONC Cures Act Final Rule - 2020/2021 Update
  • CMS Final Rule - 2020/2021 Update
  • “Minimum Necessary” Principal 
  • Business Associate and Privacy Rule Scenario 
  • Individual Access to Protected Health Information 
  • More Individual Rights Under the Privacy Rule 
  • Personal Representatives and Minors Under the Privacy Rule 
  • State Law and the Privacy Rule 
  • HIPAA Security Rule 
  • What Security Measures Must be Used? 
  • Administrative Safeguards 
  • Technical Safeguards 
  • Privacy and Security for Mobile Devices 
  • Transaction and Code Set Standards 
  • Unique Identifiers Rule 
  • HIPAA Enforcement Rule 
  • Enforcement Rule and Civil Money Penalties 
  • Defenses and Waivers for CMP 
  • Liabilities for Violations 
  • HIPAA Breach Notification Rule 
  • Burden of Proof for Breach Notification
  • Recent Updates to HIPAA – Cloud Computing
  • Real Life Examples of HIPAA Breaches 
  • End of Course Exam

Course Content Example 1:

HITECH Act and Omnibus Final Rule

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) is a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

  • It contained incentives related to health care information technology and for the adoption of electronic health records
  • The Omnibus Final Rule modified elements of HIPAA to conform to amendments under the HITECH Act
  • It was released in January of 2013 and went into effect on March 26, 2013
  • Those impacted had until September 23, 2013 to become compliant with these changes

Some features of the HITECH/ Omnibus Final Rule:

  • Strengthened existing HIPAA requirements for Privacy and Security
  • Expanded individual’s rights
  • Increased enforcement of HIPAA compliance
  • Addressed notification for breaches of Protected Health Information

Course Content Example 2:

Business Associates

If a covered entity hires an organization to provide a service that involves access to Individually Identifiable Health Information, they are considered a Business Associate and must enter into a Business Associate Agreement

What is Individually Identifiable Health Information?

Information that is created or received by a covered entity or business associate that:

  • Relates to past, present, or future health of an individual, including genetic information
  • Relates to past, present, or future treatment of an individual
  • Relates to past, present, or future payment of health care
  • And identifies or can reasonably be used to identify an individual, such as name, address, birthday, or Social Security Number
  • Also referred to as Protected Health Information (PHI)


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