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15Jul/13Off

WELLPOINT AGREES TO PAY $1.7M IN HIPAA PENALTIES: WHAT THIS TELLS YOU

HIPAA1By Marcia Augsburger, Tiffani Williams and Jim Halpert

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has announced that WellPoint, Inc. has agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

If you are a covered entity or business associate under HIPAA, this settlement underscores the importance for HIPAA covered entities and business associates of examining all aspects of privacy and security compliance programs before a breach occurs. If you don’t, OCR will.

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