HIPAA for Business Associates

HIPAA and Business Associates

Training for Healthcare

We present our HIPAA for Business Associates Training to protect you from violations of the Privacy Rule.

A ?business associate? is a person or entity that performs certain functions or activities that involve the use or disclosure of protected health information on behalf of, or provides services to, a covered entity.  A member of the covered entity?s workforce is not a business associate.  A covered health care provider, health plan, or health care clearinghouse can be a business associate of another covered entity.  

It is most important for all business associates who work with PHI to understand the Privacy Rule.  To accomplish this, you must learn about HIPAA through a carefully crafted HIPAA for Business Associates Program such as that offered by HIPAA Associates.

Understand Business Associates

By law, the HIPAA Privacy Rule applies only to covered entities.  In most situations, health care providers and health plans do not carry out all their health care activities by themselves. Instead, they often use the services of other entities. These ?business associates? will often participate in the use of protected health information. 

The Privacy Rule allows covered entities to disclose protected health information to these ?business associates.?   The covered entity must  obtain satisfactory assurances that the business associate will use the information only for the purposes for which it was engaged by the covered entity.  They must also safeguard the information from misuse and will work with the covered entity to comply with the covered entity?s duties under the Privacy Rule.

Business Associate Agreements

The Privacy Rule requires that a covered entity obtain satisfactory assurances from its business associate that it will appropriately safeguard the protected health information it receives or creates on behalf of the covered entity. A contract or Business Associate agreement must be created in writing that assures the business associate will comply with the guidelines of the Privacy Rule.

The HIPAA for Business Associates Training Program was created especially for all individuals who work with protected health information (PHI) while providing services for covered entities.

Why Choose HIPAA Associates

Of great importance to you, these training programs were created by the professionals of HIPAA Associates with both legal and healthcare backgrounds who have worked with HIPAA since it was first enacted for the healthcare setting.  We have worked with large and small entities in the creation of Privacy Compliance Plans and HIPAA Training Programs.

Our Program and OCR

This training program was created with the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule in mind.  The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) who is responsible for HIPAA has not given specific criteria nor do they endorse specific programs.  Nonetheless we have made this program with an in-depth knowledge of the law and the benefit of many years of experience working with HIPAA and the OCR.  Therefore,  in conclusion this program includes information on best practices and covers all of the necessary information you will need to understand the basic concepts of HIPAA.

Who benefits from our HIPAA for Business Associates Training?

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

Introducing HIPAA for Business Associates

Training Certificate of Completion

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Immediately Available
  • Valid for 2 Years

HIPAA for Business Associates

  • This course will describe the HIPAA regulations and explain why they are important for Business Associates.
  • 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.

The Business Associates Course:

  • 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

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

Take your Business Associates Training now

Consider Our Other HIPAA Training Programs

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

The HIPAA for IT Professionals training was created for IT professionals who work with protected health information (PHI).

HIPAA IT Business Associates

Geared for Information Technology professionals working as Business Associates. Two extended programs combined. $75.00

HIPAA Compliance Training was created for individuals who work with protected health information (PHI).  Available in Spanish

Learn More About Our Courses

Do Business Associates require HIPAA?

Yes, every business associate who performs any function that involves the use or disclosure of protected health information on behalf of a covered entity must understand HIPAA and their responsibilities.? It is in the best interest of any covered entity that all business associates show proof of HIPAA training.

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