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HIPAA AUDITS & ASSESSMENTS
KNOW YOUR HIPAA COMPLIANCE STATUS

 

The wide variety of changes included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) make it imperative that every Covered Entity (CE) and Business Associate (BA) reevaluate their level of compliance with the Privacy and Security rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The changes that are part of the ARRA impact individual rights, non-compliance penalties and breach notification. Several other changes are also enacted by ARRA.  The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) is part of the stimulus bill and has major ramifications for the implementation of health IT and electronic health records (EHR).

A HIPAA and HITECH compliance strategy incorporating a HIPAA assessment is recommended for both CEs and BAs.  Assessments should include compliance evaluations of HIPAA Privacy and Security rules and should also address the HITECH compliance issues.

HIPAA Solutions, LC offers nationally recognized expertise to perform HIPAA Audits for Privacy and Security that addresses the following areas:

 

SPECIAL AUDITS
BA & GAP ANALYSIS

Please contact us with information about the Special Audits

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BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AUDIT

A Business Associate audit will determine the exact level of compliance of a Business Associate without disrupting either the CE or BA operations.  Under the new rules BAs and CEs are “joined at the hip” regarding HIPAA compliance.  Lack of compliance by a BA can negatively impact both the BA and any CE that is utilizing the BA for services or products, including fines, audits and civil liability.   

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VERIFICATION AUDIT

A “Verification audit”  will determine whether an organization has implemented all legally required controls, including an analysis of the existence of all mandated Privacy and Security controls and identifying any required controls that may be missing.    

 

STANDARD AUDITS & ASSESSMENTS
ESTABLISH A BASELINE FOR COMPLIANCE

 

Please contact me with information about the HSLC Assessments & Audits

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BASIC ASSESSMENT

Tasks and personnel involved in conducting a targeted assessment would include the following elements:

 

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HIGH LEVEL ASSESSMENT

Tasks and personnel involved in conducting a high level audit would include the following elements

 

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ENTERPRISE LEVEL ASSESSMENT

Tasks and personnel involved in conducting an enterprise wide audit would include the following elements

 

 

Contact HIPAA Solutions, LC toll free at (877) 779-3004 or e-mail auditnfo@hipaasolutions.org with questions or to discuss compliance resources.