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HIPAA News Releases & Bulletins

Advocate Health Care Settles Potential HIPAA Penalties for $5.55 Million – August 4, 2016

Multiple alleged HIPAA violations result in $2.75 million settlement with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) – July 21, 2016

Widespread HIPAA vulnerabilities result in $2.7 million settlement with Oregon Health & Science University - July 18, 2016

Business Associate’s Failure to Safeguard Nursing Home Residents’ PHI Leads to $650,000 HIPAA Settlement – June 29, 2016

HHS Guidance Regarding Patient Safety Work Product and Providers’ External Obligations -
June 23, 2016

Clarification of Permissible Fees for HIPAA Right of Access - Flat Rate Option Up to $6.50 is Not a Cap on All Fees for Copies of PHI - May 23, 2016

Unauthorized Filming for "NY Med" Results in $2.2 Million Settlement with New York Presbyterian Hospital - April 21, 2016

$750,000 settlement highlights the need for HIPAA business associate agreements - April 19, 2016

OCR Launches Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program – March 21, 2016

Improper disclosure of research participants’ protected health information results in $3.9 million HIPAA settlement - March 17, 2016

$1.55 million settlement underscores the importance of executing HIPAA business associate agreements - March 16, 2016

New HIPAA Guidance Reiterates Patients’ Right to Access Health Information and Clarifies Appropriate Fees for Copies – February 25, 2016

Addressing Gaps in Cybersecurity: OCR Releases Crosswalk Between HIPAA Security Rule and NIST Cybersecurity Framework - 02/24/2016

Physical therapy provider settles violations that it impermissibly disclosed patient information - 02/16/2016

Administrative Law Judge rules in favor of OCR enforcement, requiring Lincare, Inc. to pay $239,800 - 02/03/2016

Individuals’ Right Under HIPAA to Access their Health Information - 01/07/2016

OCR Launches Redesigned Website

Obama Administration Modifies HIPAA to Strengthen the Firearm Background Check System - 01/04/2016

$750,000 HIPAA Settlement Underscores the Need for Organization Wide Risk Analysis - 12/14/2015

Triple-S Management Corporation Settles HHS Charges by Agreeing to $3.5 Million HIPAA Settlement - 11/30/2015

HIPAA Settlement Reinforces Lessons for Users of Medical Devices - 11/25/2015

OCR Invites Developers to Ask Questions about HIPAA Privacy and Security - 10/5/2015

$750,000 HIPAA Settlement Emphasizes the Importance of Risk Analysis and Device and Media Control Policies 9/2/2014

HIPAA Settlement Highlights Importance of Safeguards When Using Internet Applications - 7/10/2015

HIPAA Settlement Highlights the Continuing Importance of Secure Disposal of Paper Medical Records - 4/30/2015

NEW Guidance on HIPAA and Workplace Wellness Programs - 4/16/15

Version 2.0 of the Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information released. 4/13/2015

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Content last reviewed on June 29, 2016
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