Information continues to trickle out regarding the status of the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) mandated audits of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) covered entities. OCR’s Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy Susan McAndrew recently confirmed that the first 20 audits have been completed, although the organizations audited have not yet received their final audit reports. An additional 95 covered entities have been selected for audit, for a total of 115 audits, down from the 150 initially announced when KPMG was awarded the contract to conduct the audits on OCR’s behalf. Of the additional 95 selected for audit, 25 have been notified and are providing documentation to the auditors.
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