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HIPAA Fines and Why Clinics Need to Hire Services to Avoid Them

There are three common violations of the HIPAA namely the violations which were unknowingly committed, those caused by willful negligence and corrected within 30 days and those violations caused by negligence but were never corrected. The first type warrants a fine amounting to $100 to $50,000. The second violation warrants penalties of $10,000 to a maximum of $50,000 while the third type starts at $50,000 up to one year jail time. It is also very important to note that these violations can cause serious criminal consequences for the covered party. The privacy rule protects patient information from disclosure and may lead to further prosecution by the Department of Justice. If private information is transferred or sold, a penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment as well as corresponding fine as much as $250,000 are imposed.

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