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HIPAA Enforcement Tops $28M in 2018 Print E-mail
Written by Vitale Health Law   
Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00
If it seems as if HIPAA violations were in the news more often than ever last year, that may be because 2018 saw an all-time record year in HIPAA enforcement activity. There 
 were 10 cases settled and one judgement secured by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services totaling $28.7 million. That figure surpassed the previous record of $23.5 million from 2016 by 22 percent. The biggest chunk of that was $16 million, which came from a settlement with Anthem for one of the most extensive data breaches in U.S. history. Amounts paid by others ranged from $100,000 by Filefax in January 2018 to a $4.3 million judgment in June against the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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