It is important for a HIPAA Business Associate to understand the HIPAA Privacy Rule and how it affects them. A business associate is an entity who handles protected health information (PHI) on behalf of a covered entity. HIPAA applies to business associates as much as covered entities. Business associate training will help in preparing them for HIPAA.

It is necessary for business associates to receive HIPAA compliance training for business associates and enter into a HIPAA business associate agreement with the covered entity with whom it participates. A business associate agreement recognizes that the business associate will protect the PHI entrusted to them by the covered entity.

Business associate training will help you safeguard protected health information and meet the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Our online HIPAA Training is practical and easy to complete.

The HIPAA for Business Associates Training was created especially for Business Associates who handle protected health information on behalf of a covered entity.

This training is ideal for the following:

Medical billing, software companies, cleaning services, document storage, medical device representatives, marketing and pharmaceutical representatives

Business Associates HIPAA Training

Our “Online HIPAA Training for Business Associates” covers all the important topics necessary for a busy Business Associate to understand the HIPAA Privacy Rule. It is easy for anyone to take directly from our online platform.

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  • This course will describe the HIPAA regulations and explain why they are important.
  • There will be case scenarios to help you understand how it affects you in your workplace.
  • The course may be taken at home at your own pace.
  • Created with Business Associates in mind.
  • May take it for up to 90 days.
  • A certificate will be available immediately upon completion.
HIPAA Business Associates

Business Associate Training

  • Completion time under 1.5 hrs
  • Take online at your own pace
  • Available for 90 days
  • Multiple retakes
  • Guaranteed certificate of completion

The Topics Covered:

  • Understand the importance of HIPAA
  • Individual?s HIPAA rights
  • Organizations? responsibilities
  • Permissible uses and disclosures
  • HIPAA and state laws
  • Test after each section
  • Certificate of completion
HIPAA for Business Associates

Our HIPAA Compliance Training program will help you and your organization understand all the key features of the HIPAA Privacy rule that applies to business associates. It is designed for all organizations who manage protected health information on behalf of a covered entity and is available to be taken online.

Courses available at $29.95

HIPAA for Business Associates

Our HIPAA for Business Associates course will help you understand the importance of HIPAA. It discusses  how HIPAA applies to Business Associates.

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Business Associates

Business associates are third parties who create, receive, maintain, or transmit PHI on behalf of a covered entity.

A business associate is generally not a member of the covered entities workforce, though it may create, receive, or use PHI on behalf of a covered entity.

It is a person or company with whom you share PHI and that may access, use, or disclose PHI to perform a function or activity on behalf of the covered entity.

Examples are consultants, electronic medical record companies, lawyers, accountants, IT software companies & medical billing companies.

A covered entity can be the business associate of another covered entity.

Persons or organizations are not considered business associates if their functions or services do not involve the use or disclosure of PHI and where any access to PHI by such persons would be incidental, if at all.

When a covered entity uses a business associate to provide services or activities on its behalf, the HIPAA Rules require that the covered entity include certain protections for the PHI in a written contract or business associate agreement.

A Business Associate is required to safeguard the privacy and security of protected health information in the same manner as the covered entity.  Under HITECH they are now directly liable if there is a breach.

In the business associate contract, a covered entity must impose specified written safeguards on the PHI used or disclosed by its business associate.

A covered entity may not contractually authorize the business associate to make any use or disclosure of protected health information that would violate HIPAA.

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Business Associate Agreements

The Privacy Rule has certain requirements of business associates.  If they handle PHI for a covered entity they must provide safeguards and understand the Rule.  For this reason it is important business associates take HIPAA for Business Associates training. In addition, a HIPAA business associate agreement must be created in writing that assures the business associate will comply with the guidelines of the Privacy Rule.

Prepare yourself for services with covered entities by getting your HIPAA Business Associate Agreement.  HIPAA Associates will help you get the agreement that works for your organization.

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The HIM program was created for Health Information Management professionals who work with protected health information.

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We are prepared to assist your organization with  “Team Training.”

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