Business Associate Agreements and the New HIPAA Rule

Complying With Omnibus HIPAA Requirements When Contracting With BAs

HHS releases long-awaited HIPAA final rule

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Course Materials

This CLE course will examine the final Omnibus Rule's modifications to HIPAA and the impact on agreements between healthcare providers and business associates. The panel will outline strategies for healthcare providers to ensure compliance with the increased obligations.


On Jan. 17, 2013, HHS issued its long-awaited final Omnibus Rule, which modifies HIPAA’s privacy, security and enforcement rules and its breach notification rule. The final rule is effective on March 26, and covered entities and business associates must comply by Sept. 23, 2013.

The director of the Office for Civil Rights of HHS said the final rule “marks the most sweeping changes to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules since they were first implemented.” Among other things, the final rule makes business associates directly liable for complying with HIPAA requirements.

To ensure compliance with the new requirements, counsel to healthcare providers and business associates must examine the implications of the final rule for all existing and future business associate agreements.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare practitioners examines the new requirements under the Omnibus Rule as they relate to agreements between healthcare providers and business associates, discusses evaluation of existing contracts, and offers best practices for developing and negotiating new agreements.



  1. Omnibus Rule — modifications to HIPAA
  2. Business associate agreements
    1. Evaluating existing agreements
    2. Considerations and best practices in developing and negotiating new agreements


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • How does the Omnibus Rule modify the application of HIPAA requirements to business associates?
  • What are the implications of the Omnibus Rule for healthcare providers' agreements with business associates?
  • What issues must healthcare providers and business associates consider before entering into business associate agreements?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Dianne J. Bourque
Dianne J. Bourque

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo

Ms. Bourque counsels clients on the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Standards. She regularly...  |  Read More

M. Daria Niewenhous
M. Daria Niewenhous

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo

She works with clients on ACO formation, clinical integration and affiliation, and similar arrangements. She also...  |  Read More

Beth S. Rosenbaum
Beth S. Rosenbaum
Senior Director & Operations Counsel
Kindred Healthcare

Her experience includes a broad range of health care matters with an emphasis on long term care. She provides...  |  Read More

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