As you may be aware, our healthcare organization partners are experiencing and reacting to various levels of impact due to COVID-19.  During this public health crisis, URS Medical is committed to ensuring our patients receive the products and supplies needed to care for their loved ones at home.  We are coordinating our efforts with national manufacturers and distributors.  This will aid in the timely provision of continuous medical care from URS to our patients.

URS Medical is making every effort to support and comply with the decisions of health officials and government leaders to help contain the virus.  As we learn more about COVID-19 through trusted sources, we will continue to adapt our business as necessary, to protect the well-being of our patients and employees.

If you have any questions or need to speak with one of our specialists, please call us at 888-877-6334.

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Q: Is a Business Associate Agreement ("BAA") needed?

A:  Some hospitals require a BAA to launch their Breast Pump Depot®. We will readily execute a BAA if your hospital deems it necessary, but we do not require it.

The purpose of a BAA is to ensure that an entity that obtains PHI from a CE and is acting on behalf of the CE will take the appropriate steps to ensure compliance with HIPPA. A BAA is required when a CE is going to be sharing its information with another entity to allow that entity to perform activities on behalf of the CE. In the case of Breast Pump Depot®, it is providing care directly to the patient as a CE. The information being provided by the hospital is to facilitate the coordination of care of the patient. It is not so Breast Pump Depot® can perform an activity on behalf of the hospital. For this reason, a BAA is not required. However, since Breast Pump Depot® will be acting in its capacity as a CE, it must be compliant with HIPPA and ensure that all PHI is secure. 

As mentioned, Breast Pump Depot® has an active HIPPA Compliance Plan in place and is compliant with the requirements of HIPPA.

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