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Business associate examples


Examples of Business Associates: 

  • A third-party administrator that assists a health plan with claims processing.  
  • A CPA firm whose accounting services to a healthcare provider involves access to protected health information.  
  • An attorney whose legal services to a health plan involve access to protected health information.  
  • A consultant that performs utilization reviews for a hospital.  
  • A healthcare clearinghouse that translates a claim from a non-standard format into a standard transaction on behalf of a health care provider and forwards the processed transaction to a payer.  
  • An independent medical transcriptionist that provides transcription services to a physician.  
  • A pharmacy benefits manager that manages a health plan’s pharmacist network.