Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Slide content:Business Associates Entities that are engaged to assist covered entities in delivering health care services Business Associate Agreement (BAA) Must also comply with HIPAA rules 10
Slide notes:In addition to covered entities, HIPAA rules also apply to a covered entitys business associates. If a covered entity engages businesses to help the covered entity deliver care, the covered entity must enter a Business Associate Agreement, also known as a BAA , with each business. The BAA must specify what the business associate has been engaged to do, and must require the business associate to comply with HIPAA rules. Business associates are responsible for their own compliance with HIPAA rules. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 10