Category Archives: Business Associates

Do you know your Business Associates?

Knowing who is a Business Associate can be difficult and confusing for Covered Entities. Through our surveys of the market BlogHIPAA has identified that most Covered Entities need help identifying their Business Associates, and do not understand how to confidently audit and determine if they are in compliance with HIPAA. We believe this webinar will… Read More »

OCR Announces HIPAA Desk Audits for Business Associates

Starting in November, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is slated to begin HIPAA compliance desk audits for business associates. This is just the beginning of OCR’s ongoing push for a permanent HIPAA audit program, which will kick into higher gear come 2017. OCR first began its Phase… Read More »

HIPAA Audits and Business Associates

OCR outlined the specifics of their new Phase 2 HIPAA Audits back in Marc, stating that: “The Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program reviews the policies and procedures adopted and employed by covered entities and business associates to meet selected standards and implementation specifications of the Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.” Compliancy Group is the… Read More »