Tag Archives: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Advocate Health Care Settles Potential HIPAA Penalties for $5.55 Million

The following information was released by the HHS Office for Civil Rights in Action on August 4, 2016. Advocate Health Care Network (Advocate) has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil … Continue reading

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Annual Report to Congress on Breaches of Unsecured Protected Health Information

Recently, the Secretary of Health and Human Services submitted to Congress an annual report containing the number and nature of breaches of unsecured protected health information reported to the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) as required by the Health Insurance … Continue reading

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Dermatology Practice Settles Potential HIPAA Violations

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced on December 26th that Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. (“APDerm”) has agreed to a $150,000 settlement to resolve potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) … Continue reading

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