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HHS Continues Audit for HIPAA Compliance 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights is conducting its next phase of audits of covered entities and their business associates. The audit program is used to assess HIPAA compliance, identify best practices and risks and vulnerabilities and enable HHS to address problems before they may result in a data breach.  http://1.usa.gov/1XABKRD

Healthcare Sector Jobs Exceed Nationwide Average 

A new report from CareerBuilder shows job growth in the healthcare industry is expected to exceed the national average for full-time, permanent jobs. Overall, 34 percent of employers plan to add fill-time permanent employees in the second quarter. In the healthcare industry, 44 percent of companies with 50 or more employees are expected to increase their staff counts, according to the report. http://bit.ly/1MNIs5z

Health Spending Growth Factors Change Since Great Recession 

The Kaiser Family Foundation and Bureau of Economic Analysis recently found the factors influencing health spending trends have changed since the Great Recession. The economic recovery, leading to more people seeking treatment, the Affordable Care Act and a decline in prescription drug prices all influenced spending trends.  http://kaiserf.am/1YaVf2K

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