With so many HIPAA fines making headlines over the 20+ years since HIPAA regulation was first enacted, it’s hard to keep track of some of the more significant fines and figures. Even though there have been landmark fines for HIPAA compliance–especially over the past four years–the fact of the matter remains that there are standard trends to HIPAA enforcement that all healthcare professionals should be aware of. When calculating the average HIPAA fine, the total comes out to $1.5 million.
The average HIPAA fine was compiled based on publicly available data found on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) HIPAA settlement board. The settlements listed here are the result of public, large scale investigations into healthcare organizations and their vendors since enforcement first began. If you would like to learn more about HIPAA fines and general knowledge, start by taking our HIPAA checklist quiz.