Tuesday, June 24, 2014

$800,000 HIPAA Settlement for Privacy Rule Violation

An Indiana health system agreed to an $800,000 settlement involving "potential violations" of the HIPAA Privacy Rule as a result of an incident in June 2009.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the settlement in a press release.

"In addition to the $800,000 resolution amount, the settlement includes a corrective action plan requiring [them] to revise their policies and procedures, train staff, and provide an implementation report to OCR." - HHS press release
In addition to the $800,000 payment the healthcare organization must must develop a corrective action plan "to address deficiencies in its HIPAA compliance program," according to the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
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(a) $800,000 HIPAA settlement in medical records dumping case - www.hhs.gov, 06/23/2014

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