HIPAA SECURITY: Stolen Laptops Mean $2 Million in HHS Fines

The HHS office for Civil Rights has levied monetary fines and corrective action plans against a provider organization and a health insurer for violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules. OCR fined provider Concentra Health Services $1,725,220, and Arkansas insurer QCA Health Plan $250,000, with both organizations signing resolution agreements to adopt a corrective action plan for HIPAA compliance. Both demonstrated long-time non-compliance with HIPAA, according to OCR, which has now taken this level of action against at least 20 organizations.

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