Do I Need to be HIPAA Compliant?

HIPAA established industry standards for organizations working in healthcare. Since then, there has been some misunderstanding around who needs to be HIPAA compliant.

So do you need to be HIPAA compliant?

If you work in healthcare in any capacity, you need to be HIPAA compliant. The misconception that only covered entities (CEs) need to be HIPAA compliant has led to many organizations being audited and fined. If you are handling protected health information (PHI) you need to be HIPAA compliant. It is important for business associates (BAs) to be aware that they are required to be HIPAA compliant.

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