Phoenix Cardiac Surgery Group Settles with HHS

Written by Kimberly Gold If your company needs another reminder that policies and procedures, risk assessments, documentation and training are critical elements for HIPAA compliance programs, we have another corrective action plan – and monetary fine – that should be utilized as a “teachable moment” for health care providers and business associates alike.   Phoenix Cardiac... Continue Reading
On March 24, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services sent its final omnibus rule modifying the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules for review by the White House Office of Management and Budget. On April 17, the Department announced a $100,000 settlement with Phoenix Cardiac Surgery, P.C. for violations of the HIPAA Rules.

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Contributed by: Lee Kim, Esq. 412.594.3915   The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) received a report that a physician practice, Phoenix Cardiac Surgery (PCS), was posting clinical and surgical appointments for their patients on an Internet-based...