Two cooperation agreements were signed at the third annual “Education and Global Cities: Horizons for Contemporary University” meeting. To ensure compliance with the health insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the accreditation agreement contains a Trade Association Agreement (BAA) that defines the IAC as a “business partner” and defines its obligations and obligations as such. Counterparties` functions and activities include: processing or managing receivables; Data analysis, processing or management Checking usage Quality assurance Settlement of accounts Benefit management Practice management and reassessment. The services provided by trading partners are: legal; actuarial; Accounting; The council data aggregation Administration From an administrative point of view Accreditation and financially. See the definition of “Business Associate” at 45 CFR 160.103. Entities with existing IAC accounts must submit a new accreditation agreement/BAA before continuing to work on an existing accreditation application or re-applying. For step-by-step instructions for submitting a new accreditation contract/BAA, please visit intersocietal.org/iac/agreementchanges.htm. Institutions also have the option to load their own ADAPTed BAA from their facility. To view a PowerPoint for the editing process, click here (PP is downloaded from your browser window). By law, the hipaa privacy rule only applies to covered institutions – health plans, health care compensation rooms and some health care providers. However, most health care providers and health plans do not perform all of their health activities and functions themselves. Instead, they often use the services of many other individuals or businesses. The data protection rule allows providers and covered health plans to transmit protected health information to these “counterparties” when providers or plans receive satisfactory assurances that the counterparty uses the information only for the purposes for which it was mandated by the covered entity, which protects the information from abuse and helps the added entity fulfill some of the obligations of the entity covered under the data protection rule.