OCR to conduct audits starting in 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights recently announced it will resume its HIPAA compliance audit program starting the fall of 2014.

“OCR will be conducting desk audits of select HIPAA privacy and security rule provisions, with comprehensive on-site audits conducted as resources allow,” noted an OCR person. In 2012, KPMG conducted 115 pilot audits. The upcoming 2014 audits will be conducted by OCR staff. The auditors will assess compliance efforts through an updated protocol, which will include new criteria reflecting HIPAA Omnibus Rule changes and more specific test procedures. Read more details about the HIPAA Audit.

VCPI Supporting LTPAC Providers at ALFA Conference

VCPI’s exhibit to address ways to help health care providers offer more quality care for seniors through technology solutions.

MILWAUKEE, May 7, 2013 – As part of VCPI’s continued support of quality senior living communities throughout the country, VCPI will participate in the 2013 ALFA Conference & Expo, May 7 - 9, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Matt Rehmann, VCPI Director of Sales and Marketing, Pete Spitz and Steve Butt, VCPI Regional Sales Managers, and Renee Flis, VCPI National Sales Manager/Independent Owner will be exhibiting at Booth #608 during exhibit hall hours.