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New Turn in the Parade of PHI Breaches: Office of Civil Rights Exacts Heavy Payments From Cignet Health and Massachusetts General Hospital

Posted in Health care fraud

Last week for the first time, the Office for Civil Rights of HHS reported exacting heavy financial obligations from (i) Cignet Health on February 22, 2011, with a $4.3 million civil monetary penalty assessment for violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and (ii) Massachusetts General Hospital on February 24, 2011, for a settlement that includes a payment to the U.S. government of $1,000,000 for potential violations of HIPAA.