Mental Health Nonprofit Pays $150K For HIPAA Data Breach

Law360, New York (December 9, 2014, 4:51 PM EST) -- An Alaskan nonprofit mental health care provider has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act by failing to maintain adequate computer security measures, which resulted in a data breach affecting 2,743 individuals' medical records.

According to a Dec. 2 resolution agreement between Anchorage Community Mental Health Services and the HHS Office for Civil Rights, ACMHS agreed to pay a monetary penalty and take corrective action, including implementing improved training and more frequent data security updates.

OCR received notification from ACMHS in 2012...

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