What is a Provider Agreement and Business Associate Agreement?

The Provider Agreement is AHC contract that needs to be signed by the provider. Please do not fill in the effective date, as that date will be when the Board meets and agrees accept your Credentialing/Re-Credentialing application.

The Business Associate Agreement or BAA is required by HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The primary focus of this agreement is to stress the importance of confidentiality as it pertains to Protected Health Information or PHI. The Business Associate Agreement is not referring to you having a business partner and has nothing to do with your business.

The providers needs to sign the last page but not fill in the effective date as that will be when the Board meets and agrees to accept your Credentialing/Re-Credentialing application.