Minimize Liability, Mitigate Risk and Maximize Safeguards
Corliss Collins, RHIT, CCA, CBCS, Senior Healthcare Consultant, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer /Ambassador
HIPAA compliance audits pose significant challenges for hospitals, healthcare providers, health plan administrators and business associates. The Office of Civil Rights, (OCR) Phase II Audits will begin early this year and, will focus on organizational privacy, security, and breach notification policies, procedures and practices.
Healthcare organizations need to be prepared to undergo greater scrutiny in three key areas, including written policies, procedures and practices that address HIPAA compliance risks, and vulnerabilities. Are HIPAA compliance audits and risk assessments being performed regularly? How is documentation of HIPAA breach incidents within your organization responded to?