Welcome to the Barnes & Thornburg HIPAA Resource Center

Where you can find the latest HIPAA news and links to helpful HIPAA resources, whether you are a healthcare provider, health plan, healthcare clearing house (covered entity) or any type of business that serves covered entities.  Many of the links are to guidance documents issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the agency that enforces HIPAA.

News and Updates

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced Phase 2 of its HIPAA audits, according to a public announcement. In its 2016 Phase 2 Audit Program, OCR will review the policies and procedures of selected covered entities and business associates to examine compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules.