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Ensure HIPAA Compliance Among Business Associates

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Throughout his career as a healthcare executive, Ashok Bagdy has been an industry leader in the United States and India. As the current vice president of outsourcing services with Cameo Corporate Services in Tampa, Florida, Ashok Bagdy frequently communicates with Business Associates (BA) under the guidelines set forth by HIPAA.

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Ensure HIPAA Compliance Among Business Associates

  1. 1. ENSURE HIPAA COMPLIANCE AMONG BUSINESS ASSOCIATES By Ashok Bagdy
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION  Throughout his career as a healthcare executive, Ashok Bagdy has been an industry leader in the United States and India. As the current vice president of outsourcing services with Cameo Corporate Services in Tampa, Florida, Ashok Bagdy frequently communicates with Business Associates (BA) under the guidelines set forth by HIPAA. Under HIPAA, security breaches by Business Associates can cause major headaches for the Covered Entity (CE). To help your BAs avoid security breaches, make sure they perform regular risk assessments to determine weak points in their policies and procedures. If a breach does occur, there should be specific language in the BA contract requiring the BA to report it within five days. Many CEs also choose to include language requiring BAs to cover the notification costs, which can be relatively steep depending on how many individuals were involved. BAs must also enact a specific breach notification policy and put it in writing.

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