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Numbers at a Glance February 2016

This is a series of tables and charts summarizing OCR's HIPAA compliance workloads as of February 2016. The target audience is health care professionals.

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Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Issue Date: July 08, 1905

Numbers at a Glance

(As of February 29, 2016)

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Status of All Complaints - April 14, 2003 - February 29, 2016

 

Status of All Privacy Rule Complaints - February 2016  
Complaints Remaining Open 5,646 4%
Complaints Resolved 123,291 96%
Total Complaints Received 128,937 (one carry-in for 2016)

* Referrals to DOJ - 568

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Total Investigated Resolutions - April 14, 2003 - February 29, 2016

 

Total Investigated Resolutions - February 2016    
Corrective Action Obtained (Change Achieved) 24,126 69%
No Violation 10,955 31%
Total Complaints Investigated 35,081  

 

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This bar graph shows a comparison of the complaints that OCR has investigated and resolved by calendar year according to the type of closure, and includes a bar reflecting the total closures.  The first bar in the group of three per year represents the complaints closed in which there was no violation, the second in which there was corrective action, and the third reflects the total closures.

 

YEAR

INVESTIGATED: NO VIOLATION

INVESTIGATED: CORRECTIVE ACTION

TOTAL

Partial Year 2003

79

260

339

2004

360

1033

1393

2005

642

1162

1804

2006

897

1574

2471

2007

727

1494

2221

2008

1180

2221

3401

2009

1211

2146

3357

2010

1529

2709

4238

2011

1302

2595

3897

2012

979

3361

4340

2013

993

3472

4465

2014

667

1287

1954

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