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HIPAA Security Risk Analysis Improves Revenue
Problem: Breaches affect patient care
Problem: Breaches increase Healthcare costs
Problem: HIPAA Security Analysis Spreadsheets and HSR Toolkits are inadequate
Preparing for an Audit
Though there are countless precautions one can take to comply entirely with HIPAA regulations, HIPAA audits still happen. Any number of things can trigger one, and despite the panic and second-guess that happens after one's been notified, there are actually several ways of handling a HIPAA audit that will protect a physician or practice.
To start with, be sure a formidable security system is in place. Everyone with access to the HIPAA PHI should have a unique password. A log that records who accessed the database and when will be a valuable tool during an audit. It will also be a helpful resource for in-house information. Since a breach of PHI is a common cause of an audit, this information is going to be vital to passing an audit. Programs to encrypt the PHI database is a good investment just to minimize possible violations.
Back up every document and have them readily available. Many physicians choose an external company that is charged with keeping the pertinent documentation filed and protected in case of an audit. Having all of the information available can make an unexpected audit go smoothly. Everyone in your practice must be available for questions and any help the auditors may require. Compliance in every way is key to passing a HIPAA audit.