Healthcare Compliance & HIPAA News Resources

Links and references for relevant news

Healthcare Compliance & HIPAA News Resources

Links and references for relevant news

Besides our HIPAA Violations & Fines Map the US Department of Health and Human Services publishes press releases on major violations.

Here are just a few recent examples of HIPAA Violations.

HHS Press Release: "OCR Settles Twelfth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative - November 19, 2020"

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center, LLC (UCMC), which is an academic medical center providing healthcare services to the Greater Cincinnati community, has agreed to take corrective actions and pay $65,000 to settle a potential violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s right of access standard…

Read more - www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/compliance-enforcement/agreements/ucmc/index.html
HHS Press Release: "Aetna Pays $1,000,000 to Settle Three HIPAA Breaches - October 28, 2020"

Aetna Life Insurance Company and affiliated covered entity (Aetna) has agreed to pay $1,000,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules…

Read more - www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/compliance-enforcement/agreements/aetna/index.html
Aetna to pay $1 million in fines plus Corrective Action Plan for HIPAA breaches according to OCR HHS findings
Read more - https://epicompliance.com/news/aetna_to_pay_1_million_in_fines_for_HIPAA_breaches_OCR_HHS_findings
$2.5 million settlement shows that not understanding HIPAA requirements creates risk – April 24, 2017
Read more - www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/compliance-enforcement/agreements/cardionet
Overlooking risks leads to breach, $400,000 settlement
- April 12, 2017
Read more - www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/compliance-enforcement/agreements/mcpn.html
HHS Press Release: "City Health Department failed to terminate former employee's access to protected health information - October 30, 2020"

The City of New Haven, Connecticut (New Haven) has agreed to pay $202,400 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to implement a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules…

Read more - www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/compliance-enforcement/agreements/new-haven/index.html
HHS Press Release: "Health Insurer Pays $6.85 Million to Settle Data Breach Affecting Over 10.4 Million People - September 25, 2020"

Premera Blue Cross (PBC) has agreed to pay $6.85 million to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to implement a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules related to a breach affecting over 10.4 million people…

Read more - www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/compliance-enforcement/agreements/premera/index.html
Judge rules in favor of OCR and requires a Texas cancer center to pay $4.3 million in penalties for HIPAA violations
- April 20, 2018
Read more - www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/compliance-enforcement/agreements/mdanderson
No Business Associate Agreement? $31K Mistake
– April 20, 2017
Read more - www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/compliance-enforcement/agreements/ccdh
Business Associate’s Failure to Safeguard Nursing Home Residents’ PHI Leads to $650,000 HIPAA Settlement
- June 29, 2016
Read more - www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/compliance-enforcement/agreements/catholic-health-care-services/

And the list goes on...

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