Health Information Management

OIG releases HIPAA compliance target areas

HIM-HIPAA Insider, October 18, 2011

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to focus on HIPAA compliance reviews of security controls in Medicaid programs and federal oversight of two key HIPAA regulations as part of its Fiscal Year 2012 Work Plan. The OIG released its annual Work Plan October 5.

The OIG cited four HIPAA target areas it will review in the next 12 months:
  • States’ data security requirements under business associate agreements
  • Medicaid security controls over state web-based applications
  • OCR oversight of the HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • OCR oversight of the HITECH breach notification rule
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