Health Information Management

HIPAA audits: What you need to know to prepare

Briefings on HIPAA, March 1, 2008

Although covered entities (CE) have known that CMS would eventually enforce the HIPAA security rule through on-site audits, they didn't know how or when it would actually happen. But in light of the announcement that CMS established a contract with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct security audits, CEs may want to consider stepping up their security compliance to ensure that they are not CMS' next target.

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