CLEARWATER EVENTS

Insights from Top Cases in OCR’s Record Year of Fines and Monetary Settlements

April 24, 2019

12pm – 1pm ET

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This webinar will look at select cases from OCR’s 2018 enforcement actions. We will identify and discuss themes, trends, and lessons learned from these cases.  We will also consider how OCR may approach enforcement in 2019, and we will look forward to questions from our audience.

Overview

In 2018 the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services set an all-time record for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) fines and monetary settlements.  OCR settled 10 cases and won a summary judgment in another.  Together these cases totaled $28.7 million from enforcement actions, surpassing the previous record of $23.5 million set in 2016.  In addition, OCR set a new record for the single largest individual HIPAA settlement in history of $16 million with Anthem, Inc. Commenting on the record year, OCR Director Roger Severino stated, “Our record year underscores the need for covered entities to be proactive about data security if they want to avoid being on the wrong end of an enforcement action.”

Webinar Objectives

  • Understand the development of an OCR investigation to a settlement or civil money penalty.
  • Discuss common violations of the HIPAA Security, Privacy, & Breach Notification Rules that result in money settlements and fines.
  • Identify best practices to avoid a monetary settlement or fine.
  • Learn how to best engage with OCR if and when faced with an investigation.
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jon-moore
Iliana Peters

Shareholder at Polsinelli, Former Acting Deputy Director HHS Office for Civil Rights

Jon Moore MS, JD, HCISPP

Chief Risk Officer & SVP, Professional Services

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