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Who is HIPAA business associate?

A wide range of vendors and contractors that perform services or other functions for health care providers or health plans face substantial obligations and potential liabilities as business associates under the Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules (HIPAA Rules) issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Therefore, it is crucial for covered entities, as well as anyone performing services or functions involving protected health information (PHI) for covered entities or business associates, to identify all of their business associate relationships so they can take appropriate actions to comply with the HIPAA Rules. As we will discuss in this white paper, whether a service provider is a business associate under the HIPAA Rules will depend on the relationship of the parties, the nature of the services and whether the activities involve the use, disclosure, transmission, or maintenance of PHI.

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HHS Releases Updates to HIPAA Rules

Today HHS released the long-awaited modifications to the HIPAA privacy, security, enforcement and breach notification rules.  A full copy of the rule to be published in the Federal Register is available here.    In a related press release HHS described the impact of the rule as follows: “The changes in the final rule making provide the public with increased […]

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