Thursday, February 24, 2011

First ever HIPAA civil penalty ($4.3 million)

FierceHealthcare.com is reporting that the "Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights hit Cignet Health with a $4.3 million civil penalty for violating the HIPAA Privacy Rule and failing to cooperate during the subsequent probe even after a federal subpoena was issued, according to an HHS announcement."  Click here for the story.

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