HIPAA Audit Response Planning

HIPAA Audit Response Planning Services

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, in Section 13411 of the HITECH Act, require HHS to provide for periodic audits to ensure covered entities and business associates are complying with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and Breach Notification standards. An initial round of audits was conducted in 2011. Based on the findings of those audits, HHS has announced a second round of audits to begin in 2014 to include both Covered Entities and Business Associates.

Department of Health and Human Services / Office of Civil Rights Audit Process

We are currently working to gather more information about the revised audit process that officials will follow in this expanded round of audits. For reference, the following document was created prior to the 2011 audits and, until we know otherwise, much of the same advice still applies:

OCR HIPAA Audit Response Plan

How Loricca Can Help

Loricca understands that there can be a great deal of confusion surrounding HIPAA/ HITECH compliance. We can help you create the best compliance plan for your organization. For example, our experts can help you make educated decisions such as the correct EHR software to fit your organizations unique needs, remediation priorities, etc. Our turn-key consulting services are tailored to your organizations needs and are delivered with minimal interruption to your operations and staff. Our services before, during, and after an audit include:

  • Compliance Audits & Assessments
  • EHR Recommendations
  • Management & Staff Training
  • Business Associate Agreements
  • Strategic Planning & Recommendations
  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
  • Policy & Procedure Development & Documentation
  • Information Security Analysis and Solutions
  • Remote Security Monitoring

Loricca knows the healthcare business and we are experts on HIPAA, HITECH and EHR requirements. We have had the privilege of providing services to a multitude of clients in the healthcare industry and we are focused on providing innovative solutions designed to achieve compliance while enhancing the overall security posture for:

  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Health Plans
  • Insurance Companies
  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Counties and Municipalities
  • Government Organizations
  • Other Services Providers

Using experienced people, the best of breed tools and proven methodology Loricca can provide a complete assessment, implementation, and management services for your healthcare organization.

Contact Loricca TodayIf you are faced with an audit, concerned you may be chose for an audit in the future, or simply looking for help reaching compliance goals, contact us today.