Thursday, June 13, 2013

Prime Healthcare Violates Patient Privacy, Fined $275K

Prime Healthcare Services has agreed to pay $275,000 to settle a federal case alleging violation of patient privacy by the CEO of the Shasta Regional Medical Center (owned by Prime).

Additional fines related to this matter were imposed by the California Department of Public Health (DPH), $95,000 for violating patient confidentiality, plus $3,100 for not reporting the breach to the state and the patient in a timely manner.

"The federal Office for Civil Rights, which investigated the matter, declined to comment in detail on the settlement until the company made the $275,000 payment."
- Los Angeles Times, Money & Co., 06/11/2013
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Sources:
(a) Prime Healthcare Pays $275K To Settle Federal Patient Privacy Case - www.CaliforniaHealthline.com, 06/12/2013

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