• 1.  BAA

    Posted 08-28-2020 05:06 PM
    Hi everyone,

    I have a question about whether a BAA is required for a situation.

    Scenario: A physician group will occasionally reach out to a certain company and ask for PA assistance for surgery when the physician group is short staffed with PA"s. Should the physician group obtain a BAA from the company?

    Stacy Young
    Phoenix, AZ

  • 2.  RE: BAA

    Posted 08-31-2020 08:31 AM
    Will any PHI be shared with the company? If so, I would say yes. If not and the only disclosure of PHI is to the PA for treatment purposes, I would say no.

    Nancy O'Neill, RN, CHC, CHPC
    Sr. Director, Corporate Compliance/Privacy Officer
    Tampa General Hospital
    Tampa, FL
    Responses are my own and not the view of my organization.