HIPAA Enforcement Summary for Third Quarter 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) applied ten HIPAA fines with penalties against covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs) in Q3, 2020. This training provides details including the organizations receiving the penalties, the amounts of the penalties, the types of incidents that resulted in the penalties, and the specific protected health information (PHI) items that were involved. It also provides the total number of penalties applied since HIPAA went into effect, the most common non-compliance issues involved with al those penalties, and the total value of all HIPAA penalties applied up through the end of September, 2020.