HIPAA is the federal Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act. This law is generally perceived to be about “patient privacy.” That sounds fairly simple but HIPAA covers numerous aspects of privacy protection. You must know about all of these to maintain compliance and the security of your practice. This includes minimum security control standards for your information systems.
We simplify HIPAA so you can actually understand it and comply with it.
Penalties for HIPAA Violations
HIPAA establishes a minimum floor for patient rights with regard to protecting their health information. It also requires health care providers to have safeguards which ensure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of patient data. If you’re not sure that you’re complying fully with HIPAA, chances are good that you’re not.
Though HIPAA makes some concessions for practitioners who did not know they were violating the law, penalties can be stiff, with maximums ranging from $50,000 to $1.5 million and one to 10 years in prison for multiple or repeat violations.
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