To our valued clients;
You may have received an email today from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Director Jocelyn Samuels asking a member of your organization to verify that they are the primary contact in case of “potential inclusion in the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules Audit Program.”
ScanSTAT is actively monitoring chatter within the industry and it is apparent that many healthcare organizations are receiving this request for email confirmation.
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have been very transparent regarding an audit program for Covered Entities and Business Associates that will kick off soon. This email verification is not a notification of audit. However, it is important to take this email seriously and verify the information is correct within the time frame specified, as it will be the email address used if your organization is selected for an audit in the future.
ScanSTAT will continue to monitor and provide updates on the OCR Audits as they progress, including a complimentary webinar to be hosted by ScanSTAT in the coming weeks. Additional information regarding these audits can be found via HHS here.
If you have questions, concerns or would like assistance from the Professional Services Team at ScanSTAT Technologies, please reach out to us at Education@ScanSTATTechnologies.com.