September 25, 2013

Nearly one year after a Massachusetts provider paid $1.5 million to settle potential HIPAA violations for the theft of an unencrypted laptop containing protected health information (PHI), providers are reminded once again of how severe the consequences of a HIPAA breach can be. On August 14, 2013 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it entered into a $1,215,780 settlement agreement with Affinity Health Plan, Inc. for potential HIPAA violations involving the breach of unsecured PHI stored in multiple photocopiers.

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