OCR HIPAA Audits, Phase II Reminders
Although Phase II Audits by HHS, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) were anticipated to begin during the summer of 2014, it looks as though they have now commenced. Phase I Audits were part of a pilot program, which included only covered entities and was conducted between 2011 and 2012. The purpose of the audits is to glean compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, as expressed in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).
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