DATA BREACH & HIPAA VIOLATION
What is the Penalty for a HIPAA Violation for Non-Compliance?
HIPAA violations Will cost your practice. Federal fines for noncompliance are based on the level of perceived negligence found within your organization at the time of the HIPAA violation w hich puts patient information at risk. These fines can range from $100 to $50,000 per violation*, with a maximum penalty of $1.5 million per year for each violation. * Violation may be each instance for the number of computers, number of records and other potential breaches affected or the violations to the rules of compliance. Fines for non-compliance to date in 2017 are already over $17 Million.
79% of HIPAA Audits result in failure. The two biggest factors of this widespread non-compliance are: 1) Incomplete risk assessments and 2) Lack of understanding between the differences in HIPAA and HITECH compliance. With massive breaches, OCR investigations, and mandatory Meaningful Use audits, physicians are looking to Managed Service Providers for help.
CompuTime is a Managed Service Provider who will use HIPAA compliance software to provide the first steps to compliance. Once the assessment is completed, recommendation can be made for next steps. Hacking and breaches are a threat to personal data and privacy, it is the reason for the crackdown. It is here, it is real. Call us today, we can help.
For information regarding practices currently under investigation or being fined, select the links at computime.net/hipaa or go to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) website portal at: ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/breach