Keyword: HHS Office for Civil Rights
OCR settled a complaint against a hospital system that it had denied a patient with an intellectual disability placement on a heart transplant list.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights had a record year for settlements from its enforcement of the nation's largest healthcare privacy law.
Big-name healthcare organizations are asking CMS to push back the application deadline for its new accountable care organizations.
A Florida-based contractor physician group will pay $500,000 to settle HIPAA violations after data on more than 9,000 patients was posted online.
A Connecticut physicians group has been hit with a $125,000 fine for alleged HIPAA violations after one of its doctors spoke to a TV reporter.
Anthem has agreed to pay HHS $16 million to following an investigation into the insurers landmark 2015 data breach.
An administrative law judge ruled MD Anderson must pay $4.3 million for HIPAA violations tied to unencrypted devices stolen in 2012 and 2013.
Dignity Health says information for 56,000 patients was exposed earlier this year after a vendor's email list malfunctioned.
While physician practices can complain about a health plan’s failure to comply with requirements, CMS has yet to issue a single enforcement fine.
The medical group was fined for an incident in which a third-party vendor misconfigured a server, allowing patient data to be searchable online.