Healthcare regulations continue to grow and the need for medical providers to understand these mandatory regulations has never been a more pressing issue. We shed light on a concerning issue that affects many medical providers in the health care field and I hope that it can help to educate these medical providers with their requirements under the HIPAA Rules and avoid astronomical fines and penalties for noncompliance.
As of February 28, 2017, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has received over 150,507 HIPAA complaints and settled 47 of such cases for $67,210,982.00.
$5.55 million, Advocate Health System
$5.5 million, Memorial Healthcare Systems
$4.8 million, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University
$4.3 million, Cignet Health
$3.5 million, Triple-S
$3.2 million, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
$2.75 million, University of Mississippi Medical Center
$2.7 million, Oregon Health & Science University
$2.25 million, CVS Pharmacy
$2.2 million, New York Presbyterian Hospital
$2.14 million, St. Joseph Health
$1.7 million, Concentra Health Services
$1.7 million, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
$1.7 million, WellPoint
Contact CATHRINE A. HUNTER, ESQ., for a free complimentary HIPAA compliance consultation at (239) 649-6555 or CHunter@wpl-legal.com. This offer is available from April 20, 2017 through December 31, 2017.
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