In this latest blog post for PhysBizTech, Mac begins to introduce the OCR Random HIPAA Audit Process, which he will cover in the next few posts.

In this post, Mac’s focus is on OCR’s notification process to audit selectees and the readiness efforts that organizations need to pursue. This is particularly challenging for the physician practice, large or small, who tends to “run lean” when it comes to general administration. The documentation requirements of the audit process are not trivial, and for some, this task will be downright daunting. What is required? Well, the list is nearly three pages long, and though none of the requested documents should come as surprise, most organizations will struggle to produce it in the short timeline they are provided.

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Stay tuned to Mac’s next post which will focus on the on-site data collection phase of the audit experience.