The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released an updated HIPAA audit protocol earlier this month.
Phase 2 audits began in late March, following an announcement by OCR Director, Jocelyn Samuels, at the 24th National HIPAA Summit. "[OCR will] be looking at risk analyses and risk management, notices of privacy practices and access and response to requests for access, and content timeliness of notifications," said Samuels. Audits are expected to continue through December 2016.
Here are the protocol details and what healthcare providers should expect.Read More