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HIPAA News Releases & Bulletins

Judge rules in favor of OCR and requires a Texas cancer center to pay $4.3 million in penalties for HIPAA violations - June 18, 2018

Consequences for HIPAA violations don’t stop when a business closes -  February 13, 2018

Five breaches add up to millions in settlement costs for entity that failed to heed HIPAA’s risk analysis and risk management rules - February 1, 2018

Failure to protect the health records of millions of people costs entity millions of dollars - December 28, 2017

HHS Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance on how HIPAA Allows Information Sharing to Address the Opioid Crisis - October 27, 2017

Careless handling of HIV information jeopardizes patient’s privacy, costs entity $387k - May 23, 2017

Texas health system settles potential HIPAA violations for disclosing patient information - May 10, 2017

$2.5 million settlement shows that not understanding HIPAA requirements creates risk - April 24, 2017

No Business Associate Agreement?  $31K Mistake - April 20, 2017

Overlooking risks leads to breach, $400,000 settlement - April 12, 2017

$5.5 million HIPAA settlement shines light on the importance of audit controls - February 16, 2017

Lack of timely action risks security and costs money - February 1, 2017

HIPAA settlement demonstrates importance of implementing safeguards for ePHI - January 18, 2017
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First HIPAA enforcement action for lack of timely breach notification settles for $475,000 - January 9, 2017

UMass settles potential HIPAA violations following malware infection - November 22, 2016

$2.14 million HIPAA settlement underscores importance of managing security risk - October 17, 2016

OCR Releases New Guidance on HIPAA and Cloud Computing - October 6, 2016

HIPAA settlement illustrates the importance of reviewing and updating, as necessary, business associate agreements - September 23, 2016

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 18, 2018