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OCR Cracking Down on Providers Who Violate HIPAA's Right of Access Requirement Print E-mail
Written by Vitale Health Law   
Monday, 23 December 2019 00:00

HIPAA Privacy Rule's right of access requires healthcare providers to give patients access to their health records upon request and for a reasonable fee. However, many providers are either slow to respond, fail to respond, or when they do respond, have charged excessive amounts of money for those records. Although many providers have gotten away with ignoring their responsibility under this provision, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is now vigorously enforcing this provision as evidenced by two recent actions the agency has taken in recent months. Earlier this month, OCR announced its second enforcement action of the year. Korunda Medical LLC, a Naples, Florida-based company that provides comprehensive primary care and interventional pain management services, agreed to take corrective action and pay $85,000 to settle potential violations of the right of access provision.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 16:07
 


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