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    Forthcoming HIPAA audits likely to target pharmacies

     

    Audit response plan

    In order to best protect itself, a pharmacy should develop an audit response plan, including an assessment of existing operational compliance and a review of its policies and procedures.

    If OCR has already noted areas of concern, the pharmacy should review them to determine compliance. Pharmacies should also review the activities of business associates. Finally, pharmacies should watch for communications from OCR, along with any updated audit protocols that OCR may release. 

    Ned Milenkovich, PharmD, JD
    This article is not intended as legal advice and should not be used as such. When legal questions arise, pharmacists should consult with ...

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