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3 Takeaways From The Recent HIPAA Enforcement Blitz

Publisher: Law360
April 22, 2016

Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "3 Takeaways From The Recent HIPAA Enforcement Blitz," in Law360. In the article, Fader discusses the recent enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) against four healthcare providers, including New York Presbyterian Hospital, for allegedly failing to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and OCR's upcoming audits of providers. "Having made an example out of so many different providers with so many different types of violations in recent years, it was only a matter of time before OCR started running out of patience and ramping up its enforcement and fines," Fader said. "And I think that’s what we’re seeing so far this year."  He added,  "In the new round of audits, OCR will certainly be looking to confirm that business associate agreements are in place. So everyone, regardless of whether they're a covered entity or a business associate, needs to be aware of how HIPAA applies to them and the ways that they can get into trouble."


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