5th Circ. Ruling Shows HHS Privacy Fines Can Be Beaten

By Sara Goldstein, Jessica Captain Novick and Lynn Sessions (February 18, 2021, 5:45 PM EST) -- In The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently found that the Department of Health and Human Services lacked a lawful basis for a $4.3 million civil money penalty order that it issued to MD Anderson Cancer Center, a health care provider, for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act....

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