Business Associates Beware! HHS Levies First HIPAA Fines on Business Associate
On June 24, 2016, the non-profit Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This is HHS’ first resolution agreement and monetary penalty against a business associate (BA) under HIPAA.
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