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What We Can All Learn from Recent OCR Settlements
While HIPAA legislation is over 20 years old, the serious enforcement of HIPAA laws, which include severe financial penalties, have really only been handed out for about the last 5 years.
In fact, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently boasted that 2018 set an all-time record for HIPAA enforcements. That included 10 settled cases that together totaled $28.7 million. Last year's total even surpassed the previous record from 2016 for $23.5 million, an increase of 22 percent. Additionally, OCR also completed the largest individual HIPAA settlement in history of $16 million with Anthem, Inc., representing a nearly three-fold increase over the previous record settlement of $5.5 million, set in 2016.
There's a lot we can glean from the enforcement cases that OCR is engaged in, as these cases help us uncover particular areas of interest, and where OCR will spend their enforcement dollars in the year ahead. So, watch this on-demand webinar, What We Can All Learn from Recent OCR Settlements, as we dive into the details of recent cases to help you: