New OCR Settlement Highlights HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
- All Healthcare Organizations
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced earlier this week its first enforcement action and settlement in its Right of Access Initiative. Earlier this year, OCR announced this initiative promising to vigorously enforce the rights of patients to receive copies of their medical records promptly and without being overcharged.
In this case, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg (Bayfront) has paid $85,000 to OCR and has adopted a corrective action plan…Sign Up for Free Trial