There has been a lot of talk about the next round of HIPAA Audits. While the rollout of the audits have been delayed a few times, it now looks like they are about to start. The clear sign is that a the pre-audit survey has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Below is information that has been submitted for approval regarding the pre-audit survey:
Information that we know
The amount of organizations that will receive the pre-audit survey: 500
Estimated amount of time required to complete the pre-audit survey: 30 minutes
What questions will be asked: Here is a link to the pre-audit survey (PDF)
While we don’t know the exact date of when the audits will start, we do know that they are much closer and could begin any day.