HHS Settles with Small Medical Practice for HIPAA Violations

Phoenix Cardiac Surgery, P.C., a five doctor medical practice based in Phoenix, Arizona, entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) to pay $100,000 and take corrective actions for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Privacy Act (“HIPAA”). Phoenix Cardiac Surgery, P.C. is the first small medical practice to be charged with violating HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules. This settlement agreement is a warning to doctors that, no matter the size of your practice, you can be held accountable for HIPAA violations.

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