A Business Associate Agreement or BAA is a written contract between two parties that creates a bond of liability and is typically needed for HIPAA compliance purposes. If you are a HIPAA Covered Entity or Business Associate dealing with ePHI, PHI, or any other personally identifiable information then by law, a BAA is required.
However, there are exceptions… if you are a healthcare provider, healthcare clearinghouse, or manage health plans and DO NOT transmit personally identifiable information for transactions, The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) states that you do not have to comply with HIPAA standards and requirements.
Learn more about the HIPAA Privacy Rule and what it means for your business.
Here at NeoCertified, we know our role and duties as a Business Associates and understand the necessary steps needed to execute an effective Business Associate Agreement. Our goal is to provide you with the best online security at an affordable rate with no extra gimmicks or tricks, this is why we include free BAAs with all of our secure email plans!