HHS col­lected a record

Modern Healthcare - - Late News -

$28.7 mil­lion from health­care providers and insurers in 2018 for in­ad­e­quate re­sponses to data breaches. The to­tal for vi­o­la­tions un­der the Health In­sur­ance Porta­bil­ity and Ac­count­abil­ity Act sur­passed the pre­vi­ous record in 2016 of $23.5 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to HHS’ Of­fice for Civil Rights. The to­tal in­cluded a $16 mil­lion set­tle­ment with in­surer An­them for a 2015 data breach that hit nearly 79 mil­lion peo­ple. The agree­ment was the largest set­tle­ment ever reached for a breach un­der HIPAA. While OCR cel­e­brates it's record-set­ting year, the CMS wants to know how to re­duce HIPAA bur­dens on care co­or­di­na­tion.

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