Email Breach Leads to HIPAA Fine for Small Clinic
Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
Federal regulators have slapped a small provider of discounted medical and dental services to underserved patients in rural North Carolina with a $25,000 HIPAA settlement in a case involving an email breach that occurred nearly a decade ago. It's only the second HIPAA settlement that the Department of Health and Human Services has announced this year.
The HHS resolution agreement is with Washington, N.C.-based Metropolitan Community Health Services Inc., a federally qualified health center that does business as Agape Health Services.
In the only other HIPAA settlement this year...