OCR Begins Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program

The hotly anticipated Phase 2 series of HIPAA privacy and security audits of covered entities’ and their business associates are underway, the US Department Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced Monday.

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New Toolkit Offers HIPAA Breach Notification Rule Guidance

Since the 2013 publication of the Omnibus Final Rule, breaches of all sizes involving various types of protected health information (PHI) have affected the healthcare industry. AHIMA recently published a comprehensive collection of resources and best practices to help healthcare organizations and HIM professionals navigate their way through the HIPAA breach notification rule and the overall breach management process.

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Typically Included Disclosure Types for AOD Reports

This list of disclosure types typically included on an accounting of disclosures report is published as an addition to the article “Checking In on Accounting of Disclosures” that appeared in the Journal of AHIMA’s November issue.

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