Tag Archives: business associates

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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Final HIPAA Lessons

It has been a frequent message that the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) at the federal Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has been providing numerous HIPAA lessons over the past few years through settlement announcements. The most recent … Continue reading

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