The new random HIPAA Compliance Audit program is in full swing, and is being expanded in 2013. The US Department of Health and Human Services has published the protocol used for HIPAA audits by the HHS contractors, so it is much better to know how to prepare for an audit. Nearly any health care covered entity may be subject to an audit; all entities need to know what kind of information they would need to provide, and how to prevent issues that could lead to violations and fines.
While in the past, audits had been performed only at entities that reported a breach or had a complaint filed against them, the revised rule calls for audits irrespective of a complaint or breach. This means that the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) can show up and ask to perform an audit on short notice, and your organization will need to provide a response in less than fifteen business days. Knowing what the audit protocol is, can make preparing for, and surviving a HIPAA audit much easier.
Side-step the risks of non-compliance and penalties with our expert presenter Jim Sheldon-Dean who takes you through the HIPAA audit program; how it works; and the contents of the HIPAA Audit Protocol. The session will also cover how to know if you may become the subject of an audit or enforcement action, and tips on how you can limit your exposure.
You also learn how most enforcement actions come about and what can be done to prevent incidents that lead to enforcement activity and much more.
Here’s just a sample of what you get:
Who should attend? Compliance Manager, HIPAA Officer, Chief Information Officer, Health Information Manager, Medical Office Manager, Medical Practice Lawyer, CFO, CEO, COO. Privacy Officer, Information Security Officer.
Jim Sheldon-Dean is a healthcare compliance and HIPAA expert in the areas of privacy and security regulatory compliance and business process analysis. He is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982, providing information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to a wide variety of healthcare entities. Jim is a frequent speaker regarding HIPAA...
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