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HIPAA compliance audits


March 25, 2016  3:36 PM

HIPAA audits and their discontents

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HIPAA, HIPAA compliance audits, OCR

Now that it appears the long-awaited HIPAA audits of healthcare organizations and their business associates are actually starting, it's worth noting that not everyone is thrilled about the prospect. Indeed, one consultant told me that a lot of IT folks at provider organizations were in a state...

August 13, 2014  1:36 PM

Office of Civil Rights readies second round of HIPAA audits

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HIPAA, HIPAA compliance audits, OCR, Open Payments

The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Office of Human Rights is preparing to launch a second, more ambitious round of HIPAA audits. For the first time the audits will include business associates of HIPAA covered entities. They also could result in enforcement penalties for...


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