Analysis

Are HIPAA Enforcers Gunning For Big Health Cos.?

Law360 (January 4, 2019, 9:09 PM EST) -- Federal enforcers in 2018 punished a remarkable number of big-name businesses for flouting privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, perhaps signaling a revamped strategy for grabbing HIPAA compliance headlines.

Six of the 10 payouts last year for HIPAA lapses involved household names in the health care community. No prior year of HIPAA enforcement has come close to targeting so many well-known entities.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

As is customary, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services still dished out modest fines to a few small companies...

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