North Carolina Healthcare Provider, OCR Reach Settlement Following Security Issues

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Metropolitan Community Health Services (MCHS), a federally qualified health center that provides discounted medical services to underserved populations in rural North Carolina, agreed to pay $25,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Security Rule, OCR announced on July 23.

The fine stems from a June 2011 breach report regarding the impermissible disclosure of protected health information (PHI) and the organization’s subsequent failure to...

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