HITECH Increases HIPAA Risk

October 30, 2009 at 9:15 pm Leave a comment

Risk to violators, that is.   Be sure to read the new  interim final rule posted today.   Key to the proposed changes is that the maximum penalty increases 60-fold — to $1.5 million for violations of an idential provision.   And a covered entity can no longer bar the penalty unless correction is made within 30 days of discovery.

Read the HHS press release.  


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