HIPAA Compliance & MACRA Boot Camp How sure are you that your compliance programs are under control? If your answer is based on assumptions, you’re putting your day-to-day operations, financial stability, and revenue growth at risk. Senior management, take note: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Justice are holding you liable for compliance deficiencies, and the penalties and reputation damage are significant. Here's what's at stake if your organization doesn’t prioritize compliance:
$5.5 million to HHS A Florida health system settled potential HIPAA violations, including a lack of audit controls and inappropriate employee access to patient information. $2.4 million to HHS A Texas health system settled potential HIPAA violations after senior management approved use of a patient’s name in a press release about the patient’s alleged crime. $1.6 million to the U.S. An Oklahoma hospital, former administrator, and physicians settled civil claims that the hospital reported services to Medicare that didn’t meet supervision requirements.