Tenn. Blue Cross To Hand Over $1.5M For Patient Data Breach

Law360, New York (March 13, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT) -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee will pay $1.5 million to settle potential violations of federal patient privacy laws stemming from the theft of hard drives containing personal information of more than 1 million members, federal health officials said Tuesday.

Blue Cross also agreed to review, revise, and maintain its privacy and security policies and procedures as part of a corrective action plan to address gaps in its compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, according to the U.S. Department of Health and...
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