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What's New in the Second Phase of OCR HIPAA Audits

June 02, 2016
As written in the May/June 2016 MD News Magazine
By, Joy D. Kosiewicz, Attorney, Health Care Practice Group, Brouse McDowell, LPA

The second phase of HIPAA audits is now in process. In 2012, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) completed the first phase of audits. Phase 1 was a pilot program to assess covered entity compliance with HIPAA. OCR developed enhanced audit protocols based on its experience in Phase 1. These protocols will be used to conduct the Phase 2 audits.

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