business associate

bus·i·ness as·so·ci·ate

(biz'ness as-sō'sō-ăt)
Defined by HIPAA as an entity that has a contract with a covered entity and is subject to the covered entity's HIPAA policies and procedures.
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Business Associate. Business Associate shall generally have the same meaning as the term Business Associate at 45 CFR 160.103, and in reference to the party to this Agreement, shall mean the person or entity whose name appears below.Covered Entity.
During its investigation, the OCR found that the hospitalist group had never entered into a business associate agreement for billing services with First Choice, as required by HIPAA, and that the practice also failed to adopt any policies regarding business associate agreements until 2014, according to a Dec.
Lessons learned: The case illustrates the importance of having a business associate agreement in place for all third parties that may have access to protected health information, Clinton Mikel, a Farmington Hills, Mich., health law attorney specializing in HIPAA compliance, said in an interview.
or business associate, what type of health information can be deemed
He also said he met with Ajudua and his business associate, Joseph Ochunor (now at large), in Ajudua 's office, and that Ochunor gave details of an account where the money would be paid into.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Feb 9 (ANI): In a bid to streamline and enable secure pay-outs and disbursements to its network of partners, distributors and individuals in the country, Rubique, in partnership with MatchMove India, announced the launch of its Prepaid Card - a new-age cashless solution which will facilitate payouts, working capital support, rewards and recognition benefits to its business associate network.
Lacking an encryption key does not exempt a CSP from business associate status and obligations under the HIPAA Rules.
A cloud service provider is a HIPAA business associate if the services that it performs for the covered entity involve the creation, receipt, maintenance, or transmission of ePHI.
If, for example, a health insurance agent who is a HIPAA business associate uses a data storage company to store customer health data, the agent needs to get the data storage company to sign a business associate agreement.
Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) struck a $1.55 million settlement with North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota, which neglected to enter into a so-called HIPAA business associate agreement with a contractor that had access to North Memorial's patient database.
Judging from these resolution agreements in these two cases, "the OCR considers business associate agreements and security risk analyses as 'low-hanging fruit' for covered entities' HIPAA compliance," Lynn Sessions and Suchismita Pahi of BakerHostetler wrote in a blog post.
Every covered entity and business associate is eligible for an audit, the OCR noted.
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