Health Information Management

Protect ePHI in light of new OIG report

HIM-HIPAA Insider, November 11, 2008

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a final report October 27 reviewing CMS’ HIPAA security rule oversight, implementation, and enforcement. The largely critical report ("Nationwide Review of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Oversight [A-04-07~05064]") describes the OIG’s findings and recommendations for CMS, but it also sends a message to covered entities.

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