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What Comes Up, Must Go Down: Regulatory Trends and HIPAA

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Enforcement of HIPAA mandates by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are more aggressive than ever before, “totaling $28.7 million from enforcement actions” in 2018, an increase of 22% from the last record total of $23.5 million in 2016.

The Ongoing Importance of Completing Business Associate Agreements (BAA) with Vendors

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The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced on December 4, 2018, that Advanced Care Hospitalists PL (ACH), operating in West Central Florida, agreed to a settlement of $500,000 and to adopt a substantial Corrective Action Plan (CAP) regarding potential HIPAA violations arising out of security breaches caused by hiring a billing contractor without implementing a Business Associate Agreement (BAA).