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Cignet Health Fined $4.3M for HIPAA Violations

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 23, 2011

"Covered entities and business associates must uphold their responsibility to provide patients with access to their medical records, and adhere closely to all of HIPAA's requirements," said OCR Director Georgina Verdugo. "The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will continue to investigate and take action against those organizations that knowingly disregard their obligations under these rules."

The civil money penalty is based on the violation categories and increased penalty amounts authorized by Section 13410(d) of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

 


John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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