8 ways providers should prepare for an OCR HIPAA Audit
Taking the opportunity to strengthen an organization’s privacy and compliance program will help maintain control of patient data and avoid compliance headaches, which could include a costly and time-consuming HIPAA audit, says Shane Whitlatch, executive vice president at FairWarning, which offers a suite of data protection and compliance services. Now is the time to start preparing for an audit. A provider that gets a notification letter from the HHS Office for Civil Rights has only 10 days to respond. Whitlatch offers the following eight best practices to prepare for an audit.