Since 2015, the HHS Office for Civil Rights has sanctioned six healthcare covered entities with corrective action plans and financial fines for major violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules.

While OCR’s operations are partly funded via HIPAA fines, the ramped up activity appears to be more about clearing a backlog of HIPAA investigations of breaches prior to 2013, say Valerie Breslin Montague and Laurie Cohen, both partners at the Nixon Peabody law firm.

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