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Numbers at a Glance January 2009

This is a series of tables and charts summarizing OCR's HIPAA compliance workloads as of February 2009. The target audience is health care professionals.


Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Issue Date: July 01, 1905

Numbers At A Glance

(As of January 31, 2009)

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Status of All Complaints, April 14, 2003 through January 31, 2009

Status of All Complaints

Complaints Remaining Open


14% of Total

Complaints Resolved


86% of Total

Total Complaints Received



* Referrals to DOJ - 448, Referrals to CMS - 285

Total Investigated Resolutions, April 14, 2003 through January 31, 2009
Total Investigated Resolutions

Status of All Complaints

Corrective Action Obtained (Change Achieved)


67% of Total

No Violation


33% of Total

Total Complaints Investigated



Bar graph showing Investigated Resolutions. 2003 79 no violation, 260 corrective action, 339 total. 2004 359 no violation, 1,033 corrective action, 1,392 total. 2005 642 no violation, 1,161 corrective action, 1,803 total. 2006 895 no violation, 1,571 corrective action, 2,466 total. 2007 715 no violation, 1,484 corrective action, 2,199 total. 2008 1,163 no violation, 2,210 corrective action, 3,373 total.

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