“HHS OCR Aims for Breach Victims to get Share of HIPPA Settlements”
“Will Breach Victims Finally Reap Tangible Rewards of HIPAA Settlements? Have your HIPAA rights been violated? If they have, you should expect a call from a legal professional. This could be the future. It seems only fair that victims of a HIPAA breach should benefit monetarily from a HIPAA breach settlement. The 2009 HITECH Act designated that the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) determine if the individuals whose PHI is breached will share a percentage of HIPAA data breach settlements. So far that hasn’t happened, but that may change.”
Read more of the Total HIPPA Compliance blog article here.