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HIPAA breaches lead to $3.5 million in fines for national dialysis provider

News Article - 02.13.18

Risk & Compliance

Five breach reports filed by Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) in January 2013 have been reported with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Violations include failure to implement policies and procedures, unauthorized access to ePHI and improper removal of hardware and electronic media.

“Covered entities must take a thorough look at their internal policies and procedures to ensure they are protecting their patients’ health information in accordance with the law,” said OCR Director Roger Severino.

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