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New Interim Rule Creates Higher Penalties for HIPAA Violations

On October 30th, HHS published its new HIPAA rules that increase penalties for HIPAA and HITECH violations. The rule becomes effective Nov. 30th, and applies to violations occurring on or after Feb. 18, 2009. Covered entities that violate HIPAA or HITECH could be liable for penalties ranging from $100 to $50,000 depending on the nature of the violation, the resulting harm, and other factors such as the covered entities' history of prior compliance and financial condition. The interim final rule can be found here.

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Stacey Borowicz is an accomplished attorney who dedicates the majority of her business and regulatory practice to health care providers. Stacey brings with her more than a decade of front line experience in the health care industry as she acquired a rare set of skills as a medical researcher/scientist prior to entering the practice of law.

Stacey's experience in the healthcare representation is diverse and includes Medicare/Medicaid audit and overpayment appeals, voluntary disclosures and refunds. Stacey also brings a wealth of experience in...

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