In a recent Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter newsletter article, Locke Lord Partners Tammy Ward Woffenden and Jennifer Rangel as well as Locke Lord Associate Lauren Fincher, examined the second phase of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance audit program.
In the article titled “Phase 2 HIPAA Audits: Compliance and Audit Response Tips for Covered Entities and Business Associates” the lawyers discuss the basics of the HIPAA audits, how covered entities and business associates should prepare for these programs such as reviewing current HIPAA compliance practices, and best practices for audit response. The article also outlines detailed descriptions of how to avoid pitfalls and mistakes that could result in significant settlements with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights.
The complete article is available here.
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