HIPAA Privacy Compliance Agreement for Business Associates - Complying with the HITECH Privacy Provisions

 HIPAA Privacy Compliance Agreement for Business Associates - Complying with the HITECH Privacy Provisions
The Forms Professionals Trust! ™
State:
Multi-State
Control #:
US-02712BG
Instant Download
Available formats: Word | Rich Text

Free Preview

Description

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) is concerned with defining the requirements for being compatible with the security and privacy regulations of the Privacy Rule. The HITECH Act can be understood as a regulatory measure that has been introduced in anticipation of the sudden rise in the volume of healthcare practices adopting Electronic Health Records (EHRs) due to lucrative financial incentives offered by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

The Privacy Rule lays down the standards that should be followed to become HIPAA-compliant but it is the HITECH Act that elaborates on the criticality of following these norms and lays down enforcement, accountability, penalty and persecution-related guidelines for those involved in sharing or accessing PHI.

With the change in the HITECH privacy provisions of ARRA, the business associate now has responsibility and liability directly for a breach. A breach requires notification, which is triggered when there is an incident of "unsecured protected health information."

All forms provided by US Legal Forms, the nations leading legal forms publisher. When you need a legal form, don't accept anything less than the USlegal™ brand. "The Forms Professionals Trust ™

Gold Award 2006-2018

BEST Legal Forms Company

11 Year Winner in all Categories:
Forms, Features, Customer Service
and Ease of Use.


100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

"I ordered some Real Estate forms online and as a result of my error, I placed the order twice. This morning I called Customer Service and Vern immediately credited back my Visa the extra amount. No problems, no lectures, no hassle."