tci Part B Insider - 2016 Issue 35

HIPAA Compliance: Don't Let HIPAA Worries Plague Your Small Practice

Know these compliance basics to avoid HIPAA audits for smaller practices. Since every practice is different, there is no one-size-fits-all plan for addressing HIPAA compliance. Now that Phase 2 of the HIPAA audits courtesy of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) are hot and heavy, even small practices should be wary of their patient interactions, as these random desk audits will continue through Dec. 2016. If the news coming from both the OCR and OIG is any indication, every practice is vulnerable to an audit, and the HHS and its subsidiaries are tired of excuses for the lack of...

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