Tag Archives: HHS

OCR Launches Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program

As a part of its continued efforts to assess compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has begun its next phase of audits … Continue reading

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Improper Disclosure of Research Participants’ Protected Health Information Results In $3.9 Million HIPAA Settlement

Feinstein Institute for Medical Research agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) $3.9 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and … Continue reading

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$1.55 Million Settlement Underscores the Importance of Executing HIPAA Business Associate Agreements

North Memorial Health Care has agreed to settle charges that it potentially violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules by failing to implement a business associate agreement with a major contractor and … 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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HealthCare.gov is Operational

On June 24, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a newly redesigned website that is meant to educate consumers on the novel health care options being created through the implementation of the PPACA. To supplement the website’s educational … Continue reading

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HIPAA Compliance: California Medical Center Sanctioned for Statements to Media and Workforce

In a June 13, 2013 press release, The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced that Shasta Regional Medical Center (“SRMC”) has agreed to pay $275,000 and implement a comprehensive corrective action plan to settle an investigation concerning potential … Continue reading

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