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County Settles With HHS Over HIPAA Violations

Plus: CMS resolves hospice NPI issue. Even government entities are finding that keeping up with patient privacy laws can be a tough task. This week, Skagit County, Washington settled with HHS for $215,000 over potential HIPAA violations.  “This case marks the first settlement with a county government and sends a strong message about the importance of HIPAA compliance to local [...]