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Billing2

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BUSINESS ASSOCIATE and HIPAA Rules
« on: December 07, 2014, 10:21:59 PM »
My question is regarding BUSINESS ASSOCIATE and HIPAA Rules at an (ALF) Assisted Living facility.

One of the LCSW I bill for is going to be doing group sessions at a ALF. Wouldn't she need to sign a BUSINESS ASSOCIATE SUBCONTRACTOR AGREEMENT with the ALF? She is not employed by them or contracted with them.

Wouldn't she keep the records back at her office not a the facility?

Thank you all for your help.



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Re: BUSINESS ASSOCIATE and HIPAA Rules
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 08:20:37 AM »
First, not all assisted living facilities are Covered entities.. so you want to check that out too.
Your LCSW IS a covered entity ..
Sticky.. as you have to determine the role of the ALF. Here's a good article on ALF's and compliance http://www.dwt.com/files/News/9c2487d5-cad2-44a9-85f5-ed8eea0b58e8/Presentation/NewsAttachment/19676893-2ba3-4895-b9d3-f17d21d6a0d5/BOH%20Jan%202013.pdf
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