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The Office for Civil Rights is currently auditing Covered Entities and Business Associates to assess compliance with HIPAA mandated processes, controls, and policies. Nursing facilities, LTC pharmacies, senior living organizations, homecare, hospice and business associates are all part of the audit pool. Organizations selected for an audit will have 10 business days to provide the…
The Office for Civil Rights’ 2016 audit program is currently underway, with a protocol so comprehensive that significant enforcement actions are expected.
If you are a skilled nursing provider, the Office for Civil Rights may have you in its crosshairs. OCR is currently conducting HIPAA audits that target all types of healthcare organizations.