IT Services For Business Associates
What Is A “Business Associate”?
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.
Business associate functions and activities include: claims processing or administration; data analysis, processing or administration; utilization review; quality assurance; billing; benefit management; practice management; and repricing. Business associate services are: legal; actuarial; accounting; consulting; data aggregation; management; administrative; accreditation; and financial.
Business Associates Must Be HIPAA Compliant
The Omnibus Rule has created new requirements which pertain to how Covered Entities (CEs) and Business Associates (BAs) interact. CEs are now required to use BAs who are themselves HIPAA compliant. These BAs must be able to demonstrate compliance as well as sign a Business Associate Agreement (BAA).
Carolina Computer Concepts is one of the few HIPAA compliant IT support providers in North Carolina and South Carolina. Armed with the knowledge regarding HIPAA and IT, we are uniquely able to effectively and efficiently support Business Associates.