Tag archive: penalties

Sidestepping Encryption? Better Be Ready To Pay Millions for HIPAA Violations

Earlier this week, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was ordered to pay a staggering $4,348,000.00 in order to resolve HIPAA violations from data breaches occurring in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The extremity of the penalties is explained by the fact that the data breaches were completely preventable. Generally, covered entities and business…

HIPAA Update – Advocate Health Care, a Single entity, settles HIPAA Penalties for $5.55 Million

Advocate Health Care Network, the largest fully-integrated health care system in Illinois, agreed to the largest HIPAA Settlement to be paid by a single entity for potential penalties in the amount of $5.55M. The alleged long term non-compliance resulting in this settlement included four failures to comply with HIPAA including: failure to adequately conduct risk…

One delay, two delay for the Affordable Care Act!

First, the administration delayed the implementation of the employer mandate until January 1, 2015.  That means large employers will not be responsible for shared responsibility payments/penalties, if applicable, until 2015. Second, on October 24, 2013, the Obama Administration confirmed that “it will give Americans who buy health insurance through new online marketplaces an extra six…

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