"...a permanent audit program to start during fiscal year 2014.""The survey will cover pilot attitudes about the audit program, including document requests, communications received, on-site visits, and audit report findings and recommendations. It also will seek estimates of financial and time costs for responding to audit-related requests, the effect of the audit program on day-to-day business operations, and whether HIPAA compliance was improved because of the audit program."
- Health Data Management
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(a) HHS/OCR to Survey HIPAA Audit Pilot Sites to Prepare Permanent Program - Health IT Data Management, 03/18/2013
(b) Notice by HHS - Federal Register, 03/19/2013