Glossary of Compliance

Compliance Glossary

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A Business Associate Agreement (BAA) is a signed agreement between covered entities and business associates. HIPAA privacy rule mandates that covered entities who share PHI with third party service providers specify the responsibilities of each party to secure PHI. 

A BAA must describe the permitted rules to use or disclose PHI and require the business associate to implement appropriate safeguard to maintain the security of PHI. 

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