AHIMA Releases HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit
With on-site HIPAA audits by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights slated to start this year, both covered entities and their business associates need to be prepared. AHIMA’s new “External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit” will enable the reader to understand the requirements for OCR HIPAA Phase 2 audits, including ongoing future audits, and offers guidance regarding audit preparation and recommended practices. This toolkit can also assist CEs and BAs in meeting requirements, ascertaining how to identify which documents contain what information (and where such documents are located), and developing documentation that may be absent from a CE’s or BA’s HIPAA policies and procedures.
This toolkit is created and designed to be a single resource to provide details about external HIPAA audits and to include government resources as well as other helpful tools to help an organization prepare for any external HIPAA audit.