CMS Expands HIPAA Security Enforcement Efforts

January 08, 2008
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently announced enhancements to its enforcement efforts for the HIPAA Security Rule. CMS has hired PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct a series of HIPAA security compliance reviews of organizations against which security complaints have been lodged. The compliance reviews are intended to have an educational component and will supplement random audits conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.