PriorityOne Group’s President & CEO Nelson Gomes has contributed a new article to Physicians Practice. The article is titled “Complying With New Business Associate HIPAA Rules: 4 Changes to Know.”
Here are the first three paragraphs of the article and the link that will take you to the complete column published on the Physicians Practice website (complimentary account may be required for access).
When the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule went into effect in March 2013, one of the most significant changes to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules involved “business associate” (BA) agreements, and the rules that govern the relationship practices have with BAs.
Failure to properly follow these new rules governing agreements with BAs can lead to substantial penalties that have the potential to ruin a medical practice’s reputation and cripple it financially.