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Health Information Compliance Alert


HIPAA 101: Report Breaches When They Happen to Reduce Penalties

A recent enforcement case highlights the importance of timely HIPAA-breach reporting. Haste makes waste or so they say, but in the case of notifying the feds about a HIPAA breach the opposite is true. The sooner you alert the HHS secretary to the loss of protected health information (PHI) the better — don’t stew over the breach or you will [...]