HIPAA Violation Fines Increase - How to Avoid
If you are a physician practice and believe that only Hospitals and large pharmacies are going to incur major HIPAA fines, think again. HHS just imposed a $100,000 penalty on a physician practice in Phoenix for non-compliance with HIPAA laws. Not only did the government impose monetary damages for their HIPAA violation, the Phoenix practice is bound by a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) for a minimum period of one year. Total costs to the practice for this HIPAA violation are unknown, but with attorney fees, the breach response requirements and other costs you can be sure the Phoenix practice has paid a lot more than $100,000 and could be paying more for at least the next year.
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