HHS has awarded a contract to KPMG to aid the Office of Civil Rights to provide assistance in operating an audit program to ensure that healthcare providers, health plans, and business associates are compliant with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule.

From the FBO.gov contract award notice:

"The protocol and audit program performance requested under this contract shall assist OCR in operating an audit program that effectively implements the statutory requirement to audit covered entity and business associate compliance with the HIPAA privacy and security standards as amended by ARRA. The audits shall be conducted through a contracted firm(s) under the guidance of HHS staff."

For more information:

fbo.gov announcement