Audit delay doesn’t mean you can forget about privacy.
Ignore the HHS Office for Civil Rights’ upcoming HIPAA audits at your peril, experts warn.
Disregarding Phase 2 audits is no longer an option, Jared Festner, HIPAA specialist for Irvine, Calif.-based Medical Information Technology Group said in a statement. “If you think for one minute your [organization] won’t be under the microscope for everything from device encryption, essaywritingservices.com.au to making sure that every policy and procedure is completely filled out and updated on a yearly basis, you’ll be kicking yourself once you receive fines of up to $1.5 million per offense.”
The delay in Phase 2 OCR audits doesn’t mean that you can relax your efforts to make sure you’re in compliance with all HIPAA regulations, said Charlotte, N.C.-based attorney Chara O’Neale in a blog post for law firm Parker Poe. While the audit portals are still...
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