Health Information Management

Initial OCR audits complete; more to come

Briefings on HIPAA, May 1, 2012

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Additionally, healthcare organizations may soon get a look at the protocol that audit teams are using to conduct the audits, said Michael D. Ebert, national HIPAA services leader at KPMG, the company hired by OCR to conduct the HIPAA audits required under the ­HITECH Act. Both McAndrew and Ebert spoke at the 20th National HIPAA Summit held March 26 in Washington, D.C. Ebert said OCR and KPMG wanted to get through the first 20 audits, which are being used as a test phase, before publishing the audit protocol.

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