Does your organization use the calendar year as its Meaningful Use (MU) attestation period? That means your reporting year is drawing to a close in just a few weeks. Auditors require a time-stamped date on several items that you must complete during the reporting period.  Not doing it before December 31 may put your organization at risk of failing a potential audit of its 2013 attestation. If you haven’t already done so, here are six things you should do before December 31:  1. Complete a HIPAA Security Risk Assessment.   Not completing this task is the number one reason organizations receive audit failure notice. 2. Take a screenshot of the EHR version number. To record which version you are closing the year out with. 3.  Record transmissions of clinical data and results. Some menu measures only require an attempted transmission […]