Business Associate Agreements: Why the Pushback from Business Associates

Instructor: Tom Dumez
Webinar Id: 800296

Duration: 60 Minutes

  • Recorded
  • Only for one participant ?
  • Price $225.

Overview:

We will take a look at the recent Omnibus Final Rule outlining that all CE's are required to present their BA's with new BAA's, before September 23, 2014. You will also learn why some of the attitudes have recently surfaced from the BA's, why they are resisting some of these agreements, what the BAA's are now required to do according to the same Omnibus Final Rule, and more.

We will discuss responsibility, liability, indemnification, injunctive relief, and other topics that are causing, or may be causing, contention. In the past, so many BA's simply sign these agreements in an effort to continue to do business with each CE. And now, they want to negotiate terms? Why are they making this so complicated? After all, the CE's business that they provide to the BA is more important than an agreement, right? Find out more….

Why should you attend: The business associates (BA's) that a covered entity (CE) uses to perform a covered function for them must now assume responsibility and liability for their actions when it comes to the handling of protected health information (PHI). Learn what these responsibilities are, the reasons for some potential pushback from them regarding liability, providing proof of HIPAA training, etc. It used to be that a majority of BAA's would simply sign the agreements presented to them, but now they are requesting more and more changes to our agreements. In this webinar, you will learn some of the reasons for this new attitude.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Omnibus Final Rule requirements regarding BAA's
  • The BAA-what it was, what it is now, and what it might be in the future
  • The CE's Obligations
  • The BA's Obligations
  • Liability
  • Indemnification
  • Pushback

Who Will Benefit:
  • Compliance Director
  • CEO
  • CFO
  • Privacy Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Information Systems Manager
  • HIPAA Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Health Information Manager
  • Healthcare Counsel/lawyer
  • Office Manager
  • Contracts Manager

Speaker Profile
Tom Dumez has more than 13 years of records management experience. He started Prime Compliance earlier in 2013 in an effort to provide a ‘real world’ employee HIPAA training program to both business associates and covered entities. Tom has spoken at many conferences, educational workshops, and seminars across the US, London, and Guam.


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