Get ready for the next round of federal HIPAA audits

June 15, 2017

The Medical Economics Article Published June 10, 2017 “Get ready for the next round of federal HIPAA Audits” discusses how there will be audits within the year and small medical practices need to be prepared. It states that smaller practices are having difficulty not only with implementing security technology to protect patient data but with implementing plans and selecting personnel to manage HIPAA compliance at their practice. The article also provides data that explains that small practices find it difficult to make their systems HIPAA-compliant and also have difficulty in finding information on how to prepare for such audits. Within the article, there are also steps to prepare for a HIPAA audit and insight in case your practice is one chosen for a HIPAA desk audit as you are allowed 10 days to prepare and send the requested documentation to OCR. 

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