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  1. "Treatment" - the provision, coordination, or management of health care and related services by one or more health care providers, including:
    1. the coordination or management of health care by a health care provider with a third party;
    2. consultation between health care providers relating to a patient; or
    3. the referral of a patient for health care from one health care provider to another. 
  2. "Payment" - the activities undertaken to obtain payment for the provision of healthcare; and relates to the individual to whom health care is provided and includes, but is not limited to:
    1. Determinations of eligibility or coverage (including coordination of benefits or the determination of cost sharing amounts), and adjudication or subrogation of health benefit claims;
    2. Billing, claims management, collection activities, obtaining payment under a contract for reinsurance (including stop-loss insurance and excess of loss insurance), and related health care data processing;
    3. Obtaining information about the location of the individual is a routine activity to facilitate the collection of amounts owed and the management of accounts receivable, and, therefore, would constitute a payment activity.
    4. Debt collection is recognized as a payment activity.
    5. Review of health care services with respect to medical necessity, coverage under a health plan, appropriateness of care, or justification of charges;
    6. Utilization review activities, including pre-certification and pre-authorization of services, concurrent and retrospective review of services; and
    7. Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies of any of the following protected health information relating to collection of reimbursement:
      1. Name and address;
      2. Date of Birth;
      3. Social Security Number;
      4. Payment history;
      5. Account number; and
      6. Name and address of the health care provider and/or health plan.
  3. "Health Care Operations" - any of the following activities:
    1. Conducting quality assessment and improvement activities, including outcomes evaluation and development of clinical guidelines, population-based activities relating to improving health or reducing health care costs, protocol development, case management and care coordination, contracting of health care providers and patients with information about treatment alternatives; and related functions that do not include treatment;
    2. Reviewing the competence or qualifications of health care professionals, evaluating practitioner and provider performance, health plan performance, conducting training programs in which students, trainees, or practitioners in areas of health care learn under supervision to practice or improve their skills as health care providers, training of non-health care providers, accreditation, certification, licensing, or credentialing activities;
    3. Conducting or arranging for medical review, legal services and auditing functions, including fraud and abuse detection and compliance programs;
    4. Business planning and development, such as conducting cost-management and planning-related analyses related to managing and operating the entity, including formulary development and administration, development or improvement of methods of payment or coverage policies; and
    5. Business management and general administrative activities of Rowan University, including, but not limited to:
      1. Resolution of internal grievances;
      2. Due diligence in connection with the sale or transfer of assets to a potential successor in interest, if the potential successor in interest is a covered entity or, following completion of the sale or transfer, will become a covered entity.


Business Associates Agreement Involving the Access to Protected Health Information 


Vendor: ___________________________________________

RowanSOM BAA-2019.doc 

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