HIPAA Enforcement Hits Physician Practice

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced in a press release that it has entered into a Resolution Agreement that requires Phoenix Cardiac Surgery PC, a small cardiology practice based in Phoenix and Prescott, Arizona, to pay $100,000 to HHS and implement a Corrective Action Plan. The settlement with the physician practice follows an extensive investigation by OCR for potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.

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