New HHS OCR Settlement Underscores Requirements for Patient Access to Records

Published: 01/04/2024

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

On December 15, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), announced a settlement with Optum Medical Care of New Jersey (formerly known as Riverside Medical Group and Riverside Pediatric Group). Optum Medical Care is a multi-specialty physician group serving patients throughout New Jersey and Southern Connecticut. The settlement resolves multiple complaints filed with OCR concerning potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountab

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