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2. Medical Provider Section:
Trading Partner Agreement & Process

HIPAA regulation specifically defines the "Trading Partner Agreement" as follows:

Trading partner agreement means an agreement related to the exchange of information in electronic transactions, whether the agreement is distinct or part of a larger agreement, between each party to the agreement. (For example, a trading partner agreement may specify, among other things, the duties and responsibilities of each party to the agreement in conducting a standard transaction.)  [Part§ 160.103 Definitions.]

So this section is designed for those of you who are intending to send and receive electronic transactions, in HIPAA-specified ANSI-x12N standards.  You will find the necessary processes and reference files to prepare the Trading Partner agreement.

Part I.  The Process for Creating a TPA

  • Identification of mutual interest needs; initiate discussions.
  • Itemize special needs for this relationship .
  • Draft Trading Partner Agreement, using the template below, and make the customized changes.
  • Testing and Certification process.

Part II.  The Files for TPA

  When the file is finalized, it will be posted here.