OCR Issues Two HIPAA Enforcement Actions, Plus Adjusts Future Fines

November 5, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has slapped two more organizations with hefty HIPAA enforcement fines.

Meanwhile, HHS announced increases to future HIPAA civil monetary penalties to adjust for annual inflation in a move some observers say is likely to create confusion and uncertainty, given earlier announcements about plans to reduce penalties.

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