Enforcement Of HIPAA regulations is stepping up, and new fines and penalties make being ready for an audit In advance critical.?Even smaller physician groups have wound up in the enforcers’ crosshairs, with net settlements for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently implementing audits to meet requirements in the HITECH Act in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for performing periodic audits of compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, and up to 150 random HIPAA compliance audits will be performed by the end of 2012.
In addition, new audit and enforcement activity is taking place related to the new HIPAA Breach Notification Rule – when a breach is reported, HHS inspectors can investigate to determine if a penalty is warranted. This means that the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) can show up at your door and ask to perform an audit on short notice, and your organization will need to be ready, or face fines of up to $50,000 per day for each regulatory provision violated.
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You’ll find such conference topics as:
|S.No.||Date||Topic Name||Speaker Name||Action|
|1||11 Dec,2012||HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures - The Foundation for Training, Compliance, and Audit Survival||Jim Sheldon-Dean||Read More|
|2||30 Aug,2012||Conducting a Chargemaster Audit||Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D., CFP||Read More|
|3||05 Jun,2012||Audit Hot Spots For Emergency MedicineAudit Hot Spots For Emergency Medicine Coding||Caral Edelberg, CPC, CPMA, CAC, CCS-P, CHC||Read More|
|4||24 Apr,2012||HIPAA Audits & Enforcement; New Penalties & Push for Compliance||Jim Sheldon-Dean||Read More|