Tips for Ensuring Your Organization Is HIPAA Compliant Amid Increased Enforcement Activity

Tips for Ensuring Your Organization Is HIPAA Compliant Amid Increased Enforcement Activity

May 11, 2017

Client Alert

Co-author, Brownstein Client Alert, May 11, 2017

Thus far in 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office for Civil Rights has continued the step-up in HIPAA enforcement activity we saw in 2016 and appears on track to exceed 2016’s enforcement activity.

From January through early May, OCR already has published settlements with eight different health care entities—ranging from small providers to large health systems—for HIPAA violations and levied penalties totaling nearly $17 million.

To read the full alert, please click the PDF above. 

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