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$5.5 million HIPAA settlement shines light on the importance of audit controls

This is a HIPAA Settlement Announcement

Final

Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Issue Date: July 09, 1905

$5.5 million HIPAA settlement shines light on the importance of audit controls

February 16, 2017 - Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) has paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $5.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules and agreed to implement a corrective action plan. MHS is a nonprofit corporation which operates six hospitals, an urgent care center, a nursing home, and a variety of ancillary health care facilities throughout the South Florida area.

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