Last Updated: May 8, 2019
The penalty caps for HIPAA violations have changed to reflect an organization’s level of culpability in the breach. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the rule changes via the Federal Register on April 30, 2019.
Previously, the annual cap on penalties was $1.5 million regardless of how culpable the organization was for the breach. These updated penalty tiers are in effect until further notice:
The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) offers HIPAA resources online at www.pamedsoc.org/HIPAA. PAMED members with questions can also contact our Knowledge Center at 855-PAMED4U (855-726-3348) or KnowledgeCenter@pamedsoc.org.
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