Common Examples of Business Associates

Examples of Business Associates

Most HIPAA covered entities work with business associates to assist them in day-to-day operations such as patient communication and billing processing. Business associates are required to be HIPAA compliant to ensure patient information is only accessed when authorized. It is essential when choosing a business associate to work with that you ensure its compliance and secure a business associate agreement (BAA). For guidance on what types of businesses you may need to have a BAA with, listed below are common examples of business associates.

Examples of Business Associates Listed

Shredding/Mobile Shredding Services

Medical Billing

Medical Coding

Hosting Services

Answering Services

Clearing Houses

Mobile Apps

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Texting Services

Messaging Services


Telemental Health



Practice Management Software

Marketing Companies

Print and Mailing Services

Transportation Services

Managed Service providers (MSP’s)

Website Development


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