Healthy Byte May 24, 2022

Healthy Byte: OCR Seeks Comment on Recognized Security Practices, Penalties, and HIPAA Settlement Sharing

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights is seeking comments on implementing recognized security practices, determining compensable “harm,” and sharing settlement amounts related to HIPAA/HITECH violations.

Alysa Austin and Lance Taubin discuss OCR expectations for implementing recognized security practices, the steps covered entities should be taking now, what should constitute a compensable “harm,” and payment methodologies to determine settlement sharing.

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