Tag Archives: Business Associate Agreement

The Many Forms of HIPAA Enforcement

How is HIPAA enforced? That may be a simple enough question, but it also contains more nuance than may initially be expected. Determining how HIPAA is enforced can depend upon how the term enforcement is viewed and interpreted. The first … Continue reading

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To Audit or Not?

Questions often arise as to what terms need to be and should be included in a business associate agreement. The distinction between “need” and “should” is very important. The regulations implementing HIPAA set out what “needs” to be included as … Continue reading

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Business Associates: More Than a Checkbox

The Office for Civil Rights announced a $750,000 settlement with Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, P.A. (“ROC”) of North Carolina on April 20, 2016, resulting from a breach involving an “undocumented” business associate. The settlement comes only weeks before desk audits are … Continue reading

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