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OCR Announces $2.5 Million HIPAA Settlement

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The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced a $2.5 million settlement with a wireless health services provider, CardioNet, for violations of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
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Categories: Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: OCR , Office for Civil Rights , Health and Human Services , DHHS , CardioNet , settlement , HIPAA , Privacy , Security , mobile device
HIPAA regulations require plan sponsors to distribute a reminder notice to health plan participants no less than once every three years after issuance of the Notice of Privacy Practices (“NPP”) to inform participants that the NPP is available and how to obtain a copy. The regulations required all employer-plan sponsors to send out an NPP by November 23, 2013. Therefore, employers who have not provided an NPP to plan participants since November 23, 2013 will be required to provide a reminder ...
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Categories: Compliance | Tags: HIPAA , Notice of Privacy Practices