On June 19, 2012, Jonathan Cerrito, Dan Brice and Ginger LaChapelle presented to over 40 members of the Greater Central New York Association of Health Underwriters on topics involving health care reform, HIPAA/HITECH and service provider fee disclosure initiatives. Thank you to NYAHU for the opportunity.
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Office of Civil Rights imposes $5.3 million in fines for HIPAA privacy rule violations | Employee Benefits
In an unprecedented enforcement action, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently imposed a $4.3 million civil monetary fine and reached a $1 million settlement as punishment for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). The $4.3 million fine was the first civil money penalty issued by HHS for HIPAA Privacy Rule violations and may signify a change by HHS and OCR to enforce violations with a more heavy‐handed approach. (more…)