Federal HIPAA Audits – Results!

by Brian Tuttle As you may or may not know, as part of the 2009 HITECH act , the Health and Human Services (HHS) was mandated (and Federally funded) to conduct spot audits of covered entities to ensure HIPAA compliance. The HHS empowers the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) which are the ones actually doing the auditing. Well, they have begun and the initial results are in. Sadly, as...