Business Associate To-Do List

What are Business Associates Required to Do to Meet HIPAA Requirements? With passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), privacy and security compliance increased significantly with business associates immediately required to comply directly with many of HIPAA’s rules. It also dramatically expanded other remedial actions (such as increasing federal government audits; granting attorneys fees in some HIPAA lawsuits; and allowing a method for individuals to recover penalties under HIPAA). Business associates also are subject to civil and criminal penalties , including a provision that allows individuals to receive financial compensation for the violation. If you are a business associate, your “To-Do” list looks similar to the list the…

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