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Phase Two of OCR's HIPAA Audit Program

by Kelly M. Hagemann
Compliance Today
March 2016

Kelly Hagemanns’ article, “Phase Two of OCR's HIPAA Audit Program," was published in the March 2016 issue of Compliance Today.

From the article…

"The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a report assessing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) oversight of covered entities’ compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. Within the report, the OIG recommended that the OCR fully implement a permanent audit program to proactively identify noncompliance from covered entities. In response, the OCR indicated that it will launch the second phase of its HIPAA audit program in early 2016."

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