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Will the OCR go easy on us if we are "working on" getting HIPAA compliant?

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 5/19/14 5:30 AM

 

No. Recent enforcement suggests that the government thinks providers who are "working on" HIPAA policies and procedures should know better.

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Will the OCR go easy on us if we are "working on" HIPAA compliance?

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 5/13/14 4:10 PM

No. Recent enforcement suggests that the government thinks providers who are “working on” HIPAA policies and procedures should know better.

Two recent HIPAA settlements involving stolen laptops show that the government has little patience for providers’ slow or incomplete efforts to implement HIPAA Security.
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Topics: Penalties and Enforcement, Compliance FAQs, HIPAA

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