Effective Auditing And Monitoring For Small Group Physician Practices

Lisa Shuman | May 2015

Gravely ill patients seeking urgent medical attention have often missed repeated opportunities to engage in preventative care — care that could have put them on a path towards health instead of illness.  Likewise, in today’s regulatory climate, implementing a compliance program can be like practicing preventative medicine for small group physician practices.  Proactively ensuring compliance program effectiveness by employing auditing and monitoring mechanisms will lead to a much healthier small group physician practice in comparison to one that functions only reactively to detected compliance violations after the fact.

About the Author

Ms. Shuman assists health care organizations to develop, implement and evaluate their compliance programs and HIPAA privacy programs. Ms. Shuman specializes in our firm’s HIPAA Privacy services, including leading privacy investigations, breach risk assessments, breach notification letters, breach reporting to the Office for Civil Rights and corrective actions plans. She specializes in serving as Interim Privacy Officer for large health care systems, managed care organizations, comprehensive cancer center and health care business associate.