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Provider Pays $5.5 Million in HIPAA Settlement

A Florida healthcare provider has paid the government $5.5 million to settle potential Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations after information on more than 115,000 patients was “impermissibly accessed” several years earlier, officials announced Thursday.

Memorial Healthcare Systems, which operates a nursing home, six hospitals and other healthcare facilities in South Florida, reported to the Department of Health and Human Services that patients’ protected information, including names, dates of birth and social security numbers, had been accessed by employees and “impermissibly disclosed to affiliated physician office staff.” Full Article


 

Posted in In The News on February 23, 2017

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