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HIPAA Audits

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced the next phase of the HIPAA audits.  This page will be updated to provide more information that you can use to prepare your organization for the HIPAA Audits.

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This article was written by Matt Fisher and originally appeared on the Mirick O’Connell Health Law Blog.  It is published here with permission. At some point in time most group practices, hospitals or other provider organizations will receive a letter from the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”). The letter will state that OCR received a …

HIPAA Secure Now! President and CEO writes an article for Physicians Practice called: Don’t Let HIPAA Audits, Ransomware Sink Your Practice At the same time medical practices are faced with the increased likelihood of a HIPAA audit, hackers hover around waiting to steal patients’ personal data and/or hold it hostage through ransomware scams. These practices …

Back in March, we reported that OCR had announced its Phase 2 Audit Program.   OCR stated that they would compile a database of both Covered Entities and Business Associates to form the basis of the pool of organizations potentially targeted for audit.  They have followed up on their intentions and in the last week organizations …

Background Although HIPAA is an important set of laws passed to protect the sensitive medical information handled by millions of covered entities and business associates, Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has never established a permanent compliance audit program.   Auditing activity to date by OCR has consisted of a pilot program of …