The Parties undertake to take the necessary steps to amend this Agreement from time to time, which is necessary to meet the requirements of the HIPC rules and other applicable laws. [Option 2 – Refer to an underlying service contract, for example.B. “to the extent necessary to provide the services defined in the service agreement.”] Ask them to sign a confidentiality agreement. We insert these points into the confidentiality agreements we offer our customers: A HIPAA counterparty agreement is a contract between a HIPAA-covered company and a vendor used by that entity. A unit covered by the HIPC is typically a health care provider, health plan or health care clearing house that conducts transactions electronically. A supplier to a HIPC entity that needs to receive protected health information (IHP) to perform tasks on behalf of the covered entity is designated as a counterparty (BA) under the HIPC. A provider is also considered BA when the PHI electronic services (ePHI) pass through its systems as part of the services provided. A HIPAA SIGNED counterparty agreement must be obtained from the covered entity before a counterparty can contact PHI or ePHI….