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Tenable – U.S. HHS Cracks Down on HIPAA Non-Compliance

This is a great article from Jack Daniel of Tenable detailing the growing financial risks associated with not meeting the HIPAA Security Rule standards.  Many medical organizations have been focused almost exclusively the last 2 years on the Meaningful Use standards while allowing some of the more fundamental security requirements in the Security Rule linger.  The HIPAA Security Rule applies to all medical providers regardless of their participation in Medicare or their reimbursement rate.  As such, the fines associated with non-compliance are potentially steep and could seriously affect smaller medical practices, especially those practices facing a decline in income due to changes in US insurance reimbursement policies.

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