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Ready or not, Phase 2 audits are here

HIPAA audits

Ready or not, Phase 2 audits are here

OCR's long-awaited Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program is finally in full swing. On March 21, OCR announced that it will begin verifying the contact information of covered entities (CE) and business associates (BA) selected for audits ( This shouldn't surprise savvy healthcare organizations. The audits kicked off after a flurry of activity from OCR and HHS, including pricey HIPAA settlement fines and the publication of user-friendly HIPAA guidance for providers, developers, and patients.

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