OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels Announces HIPAA Audits for 2016

By: Michael MacLaren |
Published: December 22, 2015
Author at Assurance Health Care Financial Services

Phase 2 HIPAA audits are scheduled to be starting early 2016. Private practices currently rank first and outpatient facilities third in the list of most frequent targets. These audits will be both desk as well as onsite. Recent settlements (a Midwest cancer care center for $750,000), indicate risk assessments are still not being done.