An analysis of recent OCR enforcement actions and settlements identifies the common pitfalls labs should watch out for.
On July 15, the Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced 11 new enforcement actions, including the biggest penalty doled out since the agency began the right of access program back in April 2019—$240,000 against Texas nonprofit Memorial Hermann Health System.
Loss of constitutional abortion rights undermines privacy protection of patients seeking reproductive care.
Thanks to recent federal enforcement initiatives, prompt response to patient PHI requests should be a growing priority for HIPAA compliance.
The Biden administration OCR has now issued 13 right of access fines, including a whopping $160,000 penalty.