HHS Lowers Caps On Fines For HIPAA Violations Based On Culpability

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / April 29, 2019 at 7:21 PM
HHS on Friday (April 26) announced it is lowering the caps on fines for individuals who violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) based on the level of culpability -- or how aware the provider was of the violation and what measures were taken to correct it -- setting a single maximum cap per violation and dropping the annual cap for lesser violations by over $1 million. HHS issued a notice of enforcement discretion saying the move was...

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