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HIPAA Audit Program Launched by HHS

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently posted on its website a formal announcement about a new audit program under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) that it was launching. The audits will be run under the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), which is the division within HHS that is responsible for enforcing HIPAA's Privacy and Security Rules. … Continue Reading

Health Care Shared Responsibility’s Missing Link – Reconciliation With The Employer

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) shared responsibility provisions require speculation about whether health care coverage will be affordable for an individual. Whether affordable coverage was available, whether an individual was eligible for a premium credit, and whether an employer was subject to penalties, cannot be determined until after the individual files a personal tax return. … Continue Reading