• Phase 2 HIPAA Audits
  • June 21, 2016 | Authors: Howard E. Bogard; Richard J. Brockman; Kelli Carpenter Fleming; James A. Hoover; Chester "Chet" J. Hosch
  • Law Firms: Burr & Forman LLP - Birmingham Office ; Burr & Forman LLP - Atlanta Office
  • In an effort to review and examine compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its implementing regulations ("HIPAA"), the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") is conducting Phase 2 HIPAA audits for both covered entities and business associates. OCR is conducting the audits to assess new risks, identify effective privacy and security measures, and develop targeted guidance on specific areas of concern.