A Business Associate (BA) is a person or entity performing certain functions or activities that involve the use or disclosure of protected health information on behalf of, or in services to, a covered entity. After the finalization of The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, certain elements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule apply to Business Associates. Training is not only important but a necessary element for a Business Associates’ compliance program.
This hardcover compliance manual contains required policy documentation, a sample business associate agreement, and operating forms to assist you with HIPAA compliance. Stay current with the required forms and information you need. This manual is updated on an annual basis. Update packets are available to purchase to ensure your manual has the changes to forms and documents you need to stay compliant.