OCR Levies Two HIPAA Fines Totaling $1,065,000 Amidst COVID-19


Even in the midst of COVID-19, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) hasn’t let up on finding and enforcing HIPAA violations. Last month, within just one week, both a small health care provider along with a larger health system found themselves facing HIPAA violations that resulted in hefty fines — $25,000 and $1.04 million, respectively — as well as extensive corrective action plans.

Continued Disregard for HIPAA

A small practice based out of North Carolina, Metropolitan Community Health Services (d/b/a Agape Health ...

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