How does HIPAA apply to businesses that aren’t covered entities?

The government has created the concept of “business associates” to address this. A business associate is a person or entity, outside of a covered entity, that has access to health information. Examples include: billing companies, transcription services, practice...

What is the definition of a covered entity?

HIPAA applies to any entity that falls within three categories. Health Care Providers Doctors Clinics Psychologists Dentists Chiropractors Nursing Homes Pharmacies Health Plans. Health insurance companies HMOs Company health plans Government programs such as Medicare,...

What is the minimum necessary standard?

The minimum necessary standard is a key protection of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. It requires an entity to make reasonable efforts to disclose or request only the minimum amount of protected health information needed to accomplish for the purpose of use or disclosure....
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