HIPAA and the Evolution of Business Associates’ Roles and Responsibilities Discussion Slated for Next ACA Huddle


2021 marks HIPAA’s 25th anniversary. During the Aug. 25 ACA Huddle, members will discuss how the law still affects training and business associate relationships with clients and more. Editor’s note: This article is available for members only.

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On Aug. 21, 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was enacted. HIPAA improved how health care providers handle patient health information, including how they communicate with insurance carriers. It also changed medical debt collections forever. Even 25 years later, agencies that collect medical debt have had to consider HIPAA in every aspect of collections.

Join Leslie Bender, IFCCE, CCCO, senior counsel at Clark Hill PLC, Irene Hoheusle, vice president of collections and education at Account Recovery Specialists Inc., and Hal Trapp, director at Early Out and Revenue Cycle Support Services, for the ACA Huddle at 11 a.m. CDT Aug. 25, to discuss how HIPAA still affects training and business associate relationships with clients and to explore the upcoming and more recent rules, regulations, acts and practical recommendations best practices for the challenges that we face today when collecting medical debt.

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