Reference Documents – PHI, TPO, and BAA

PHI, TPO, and BAA It can be a challenge for a clinic to interpret the variety of HIPAA terms and regulations. For this very reason, most clinics will defer to an outside HIPAA Specialist for assistance with implementation. Once implemented, a clinic must obtain and maintain a base knowledge of key components of HIPAA. It...
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FAQ-HIPAA

HIPAA FAQs You know what they say about webinar trainings, the best part sometimes, is the questions submitted by attendees. In an effort to provide as much practical information on these topics we have summarized some questions presented to us via our helpdesk, live trainings or while coaching our clients. Please take the time to...
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Business Associate Agreements (BAA)

Oral Agreements are NOT Acceptable The Privacy Rule requires that you obtain satisfactory assurances from your business associates that they will appropriately safeguard any PHI they receive or create on behalf of your office. The satisfactory assurances must be in writing, in the form of a written agreement between yourself and the business associate. Business...
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What is a Business Associate?

Classifying Business Associates A “Business Associate” (BA) is a person or entity that performs certain functions or activities involving the use or disclosure of PHI on behalf of the Covered Entity (your office). A clinic will often use a variety of applications, software, or people to carry out daily chiropractic business functions. The Privacy Rule...
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What is a Business Associate Agreement?

What is a Business Associate Agreement? Once you have identified where PHI resides in the clinic, the next step is to assess who has access. A clinic should take a close look at their vendors and see what services they perform and then determine if it involves viewing or accessing PHI. Once a clinic has...
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HIPAA – Am I Required to Comply?

HIPAA Obligations It is amazing how often we hear providers say that they are an all-cash practice and therefore do not need to implement a HIPAA compliance program. The question is so prominent that the HHS and CMS created an online resource titled Covered Entity Guidance In the provider section of this guidance tool the...
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