Source: Security Magazine
Do I need to be HIPAA compliant? Uncovering the “I didn’t know” claim
In fact, HIPAA penalties do distinguish degrees of “not knowing,” yet that doesn’t mean – like the traffic violation above – that a hefty fine still won’t land in your lap. Can your company deal with even a $50,000 (per violation) hit to the pocket book? Here’s the breakdown of potential penalties per OCR (Office of Civil Rights) discretion, as noted in the HIPAA Journal.