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Do I need to be HIPAA Compliant?

We frequently get this question from clients.

The answer ultimately comes down to whether or not your business is a covered entity, a business associate, or neither.

Do I need to be HIPAA Compliant?

The only business entities that have a responsibility to maintain HIPAA compliance are covered entities which are defined as follows:

  1. Health plans;
  2. Health care clearinghouses;
  3. Health care providers who electronically transmit any health information in connection with transactions for which HHS has adopted standards.
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