tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 10

Compliance: Prepare Now for Inevitable HIPAA Audits - Before It's Too Late

Heads up: HHS says all covered entities and business associates are targets. HIPAA is a core component of your day-to-day policies, but if you aren’t following your organization’s policies and procedures, you may face penalties. Are you prepared for a HIPAA audit? The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) §13411 now requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to periodically audit covered entities and business associates subject to HIPAA Privacy and Security rules, according to Jim Sheldon-Dean, founder and director of compliance services for Lewis Creek Systems, LLC...

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