A recent $750,000 settlement between the Department of Health and Human Services and a physician group stands as a reminder that HIPAA compliance must be taken seriously. The new AAHKS Advocacy firm, Epstein Becker & Green, takes a look at this case and the lessons that can be learned. “The penalty and corrective action plan serve as a reminder to both covered entities and business associates to ensure that risk assessments and policies are up to date, are well documented, and provide for adequate safeguards for the nature and scope of the business involved,” the article concludes. Full story.

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