Health Information Management

Covered entity pays for a potential HIPAA violation

Briefings on HIPAA, September 1, 2008

HHS has thrown down the gauntlet; HIPAA violations may now come with a price. HHS and Seattle-based Providence Health & Services recently entered into a Resolution Agreement to settle potential HIPAA privacy and security rule violations that occurred in 2005 and 2006, according to a July 17 HHS press release.

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