By M. Thomas Langan II.
A senior advisor for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently gave health care providers advice on how to prepare for an OCR audit. Speaking at a HIPAA conference, the advisor said that a provider’s top obligation when audited is to prove that its facility has the proper privacy and security systems in place. The main way to show this is by previously conducting a comprehensive risk analysis and correcting any shortcomings the analysis might find. The advisor did not provide any updates on when the audits will begin.
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