Are You Ready for Phase 2 Audits? With Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program officially underway, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is demonstrating its continued efforts to ensure that protected health information (PHI) is being properly safeguarded by covered entities and their business associates. Both ebtities and individuals can be held responsible. […]

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According to a recent study, it is probably not. The study conducted by NueMD, the Daniel Brown Law Group, and Porter Research suggests that the majority of physician practices may not be well prepared for the upcoming HIPAA audits. In fact, 66 percent of those who responded were unaware of the HIPAA audits all together. […]

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2015 starts enforcement of the requirements of HIPAA and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH ACT) by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Because these audits will be conducted randomly, making sure your organization is compliant is key. The audits will cover the […]

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