Lists Public Hearings ListCommuncationsStories Libraries Org ChartsConnections NewslettersLegislative DocumentsChange Of PlacementIT PoliciesNews Release ArchiveOlmstead Documents Claims PortalDashboardsPress ReleasesSearchRecent Nebraska DHHS: HIPAA: 2. Medical Provider Section: Trading Partner Agreement Page Content User TypeConsumer Associates Quick Links Privacy Notice What isHIPAA? About theHIPAA Effort Contact Us HIPAA 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.