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3 Steps To Prepare for OCR HIPAA Audits

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced its intention to begin its second round of HIPAA audits. Slated to begin in 2016, the initiative will include both on-site and desk audits and will focus on areas of poor compliance found in initial audits. Audits will cover hospitals, healthcare providers, health plans and businesses. This round of compliance audits will include 200-300 limited scope desk audits to create a sample base of covered entities to ensure HIPAA Privacy, Security & Breach Notification Rules compliance.

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Meaningful Use & Interoperability Roadmap Changes: How They Might Affect You

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released final regulations and plans that will affect Keystone IT clients who are attesting for Meaningful Use and the healthcare industry as a whole. CMS published the Meaningful Use 2015-2017 Modifications/Stage 3 Rule, and ONC released the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap.

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