OIG ALERT - Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication

Published: 08/06/2020

Sources:
  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

Notice: OIG ALERT - Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has been made aware of postcards being sent to health care organizations disguised as official OCR communications, claiming to be notices of a mandatory HIPAA compliance risk assessment. 

The postcards have a Washington, D.C. return address, and the sender uses the title “Secretary of Compliance, HIPAA Compliance Division.” The postcard i

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