Team Approval Resources
For guidance on completing the Team Application, review the 2022 Sample Application. Please note that this document is read-only and all applications must be completed online.
A free webinar on the Team Approval process available on-demand. View the webinar.
Please note that HIPAA requires applying teams to remove all patient identifying information from the application, a process HIPAA calls de-identification. Identifying information for patients, relatives, and household members includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Geographic subdivisions smaller than a state (city, school, mailing address, etc)
- Telephone and Fax numbers
- Email addresses
- All birth dates, death dates, admission dates, and discharge dates. The year should remain unredacted.
- Full face photographs
- Social security numbers
- Medical record numbers
- Account numbers
- Any other unique numbers, codes, or characteristics that can be linked to an individual
Applications containing any patient identifying information will be returned for redactions. If an application is returned a second time, an additional $125.00 fee will be due upon re-submission.
Please refer to the ACPA Team Approval FAQ for more information.