Have you updated your Business Associate
Notice of Privacy Practices?
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, deadline to update new and/or
amended agreements since Jan. 25
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
BCMS Chief Governmental and
Community Relations Officer
This is a reminder that in order
to comply with the Texas Privacy Law, physicians are required to
update their business associate agreements as well as the notice of
Covered entities have until Sept.
23, 2014, to update all business associate agreements. However, any business
associate agreements, new or amended after Jan. 25, 2013, must be
updated by Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.
TMA has prepared a number of
training webinars and sample forms you can use to bring your
practice into compliance.
To access the TMA HIPAA Resource
Center, webinars and additional information on the 2013 HIPAA
omnibus rules, click here.
For local discussion on these and other practice
management topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and
Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava at firstname.lastname@example.org.