HIPAA Compliance Audits Prioritized in 2017 Fiscal Budget

Earlier this year, the Obama administration submitted its budget proposal for fiscal-year 2017. The OCR Budget in Brief details the increased budget--$1.15 trillion of which is allotted for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). $43 million of these funds will go to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and $82 million will go to the Office of National Coordination for Health IT (ONC). With the new budget, [...]