After two years in pilot phase, the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to launch a permanent HIPAA audit program later this year. Wise institutions will be prepared—the DHHS Office of Civil Rights has shown a strong willingness to levy fines for non-compliance with regulations around the Privacy Rule, Security Rule and Breach Notification Rule. Lessons learned from the pilot program can help your organization be prepared for the unenviable day when an audit letter from OCR arrives in the mail.
This Web Seminar will cover:
- The types of compliance failures uncovered during the pilot phase of the audit program
- What the audit process is likely to look like
- How to assess your current HIPAA Compliance program
- How to prepare for an audit
***There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.
Editor in Chief, Health Data Management
Kate Borten, CISSP, CISM
President and Founder of the The Marblehead Group
Kate Borten provides her clients with expertise in security, privacy, and health IT from over 20 years inside the healthcare industry. Ms. Borten is a nationally-recognized expert on HIPAA and health information privacy and security, a frequent speaker on these topics, and author of numerous books and products published by HCPro including HIPAA Security Made Simple. The Marblehead Group, founded in 1999, provides HIPAA privacy and security risk assessments, compliance auditing, and solutions to the healthcare industry. Clients include the full range of providers, health plans, and business associates.
Daniel J. O'Brien
Associate, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Daniel's practice focuses on advising physicians, long-term care providers, durable medical equipment companies, hospitals, and other ancillary service providers on transactional and regulatory business issues. Daniel regularly counsels clients on transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, contract drafting and negotiation, business formation, business reorganization, corporate governance, and general business counseling. He also counsels clients on a number of regulatory issues, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, licensure, certification, HIPAA, the Stark Physician Self-Referral Law, the False Claims Act, and federal and state fraud and abuse laws.
Robert J. Otten
Senior Manager, National Advisory Services - IT Risk Transformation
Robert Otten is a senior manager with EY’s National Advisory practice. He has fifteen years of experience leading teams in information security, IT governance, risk and compliance management. Some of Robert’s previous accomplishments include implementing information security programs and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions to respond to highly complex challenges faced by Healthcare providers and state agencies, hospitals, and Fortune 100 organizations including retail organizations with pharmacy operations.