HIPAA Fines Listed by Year

HIPAA Settlements, Fines, and Penalties

HIPAA settlements are hard to keep track of–that’s why we’ve created this simple directory of large-scale HIPAA fines listed by year. All information on HIPAA violation cases is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on their HIPAA Resolution Agreements overview.

For the full list of HIPAA breaches and fines, you can visit OCR’s Breach Portal, or “Wall of Shame“. This is where OCR lists the countless other small-scale HIPAA breaches and fines. View our HIPAA fines chart below for the full HIPAA settlements list.

Remember that large-scale settlements are only a fraction of the fines levied by federal investigators every year. Once you’ve had a HIPAA breach, one of the consequences of violating HIPAA is that the name of your practice is permanently listed on The Wall of Shame for violating HIPAA–including the offense, date, and number of individuals affected.

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2021 HIPAA Fines

Date Organization Fine Total OCR Settlement Announcement
1/12/2021

Banner Health

$200,000 OCR Settles Fourteenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
1/15/2021 Lifetime Healthcare Companies $5,100,000 Health Insurer Pays $5.1 Million to Settle Data Breach Affecting Over 9.3 Million People
2/10/2021 Renown Health, P.C $75,000 OCR Settles Fifteenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
2/12/2021 Sharp HealthCare $70,000 OCR Settles Sixteenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
3/24/2021 Arbour Hospital $65,000 OCR Settles Seventeenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
3/26/2021 Village Plastic Surgery $30,000 OCR Settles Eighteenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
5/25/2021 AEON Clinical Laboratories $25,000 Clinical Laboratory Pays $25,000 to Settle Potential HIPAA Security Rule Violations
6/2/2021 The Diabetes, Endocrinology & Lipidology Center $5,000 OCR Settles Nineteenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
 2021 TOTAL: $5,570,000

2020 HIPAA Fines

Date Organization Fine Total Link to OCR Settlement
3/3/2020

The practice of Steven A. Porter, M.D

$100,000 Health Care Provider Pays $100,000 Settlement to OCR for Failing to Implement HIPAA Security Rule Requirements
7/23/2020 Metropolitan Community Health Services $25,000 Small Health Care Provider Fails to Implement Multiple HIPAA Security Rule Requirements
7/27/2020 Lifespan Health System $1,040,000 Lifespan Pays $1,040,000 to OCR to Settle Unencrypted Stolen Laptop Breach
9/15/2020 Housing Works, Inc $38,000 OCR Settles Five More Investigations in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
9/15/2020 All Inclusive Medical Services, Inc $15,000 OCR Settles Five More Investigations in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
9/15/2020 Beth Israel Lahey Behavioral Services $70,000 OCR Settles Five More Investigations in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
9/15/2020 King MD $3,500 OCR Settles Five More Investigations in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
9/15/2020 Wise Psychiatry, PC $10,000 OCR Settles Five More Investigations in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
9/21/2020 Athens Orthopedic Clinic PA $1,500,000 Orthopedic Clinic Pays $1.5 Million to Settle Systemic Noncompliance with HIPAA Rules
9/23/2020 CHSPSC LLC $2,300,000 HIPAA Business Associate Pays $2.3 Million to Settle Breach Affecting Protected Health Information of Over 6 million Individuals
9/25/2020 Premera Blue Cross $6,850,000 Health Insurer Pays $6.85 Million to Settle Data Breach Affecting Over 10.4 Million People
10/7/2020 Dignity Health, DBA St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center $160,000 OCR Settles Eighth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
10/9/2020 NY Spine Medicine (NY Spine) $100,000 OCR Settles Ninth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
10/28/2020 Aetna $1,000,000 Aetna Pays $1,000,000 to Settle Three HIPAA Breaches
10/28/2020 Riverside Psychiatric Medical Group $25,000 OCR Settles Tenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
10/30/2020 City of New Haven, Connecticut $202,400 City Health Department failed to terminate former employee’s access to protected health information
11/12/2020 Dr. Rajendra Bhayani $15,000 OCR Settles Eleventh Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
11/19/2020 University of Cincinnati Medical Center, LLC $65,000 OCR Settles Twelfth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
12/22/2020 Elite Primary Care $36,000 OCR Settles Thirteenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
 2020 TOTAL: $13,554,900

2019 HIPAA Fines

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Date Organization Fine Total Link to OCR Settlement
February 7, 2019

Cottage Health

$3,000,000 Cottage Health Settles Potential Violations of HIPAA Rules for $3 Million
May 6, 2019 Touchstone Medical Imaging $3,000,000 Tennessee Diagnostic Medical Imaging Services Company Pays $3,000,000 to Settle Breach Exposing Over 300,000 Patients’ Protected Health Information
May 23, 2019 Medical Informatics Engineering  $100,000 Indiana Medical Records Service Pays $100,000 to Settle HIPAA Breach – May 23, 2019
September 9, 2019 Bayfront Health St. Petersburg $85,000

OCR Settles First Case in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

October 2, 2019 Elite Dental Associates $10,000 Dental Practice Pays $10,000 to Settle Social Media Disclosures of Patients’ Protected Health Information
October 23, 2019

Jackson Health System

$2,150,000

OCR Imposes a $2.15 Million Civil Money Penalty against Jackson Health System for HIPAA Violations

November 5, 2019 University of Rochester Medical Center $3,000,000

Failure to Encrypt Mobile Devices Leads to $3 Million HIPAA Settlement

November 7, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

$1,600,000

OCR Imposes a $1.6 Million Civil Money Penalty against Texas Health and Human Services Commission for HIPAA Violations

November 27, 2019 Sentara Hospitals $2,175,000 OCR Secures $2.175 Million HIPAA Settlement after Hospitals Failed to Properly Notify HHS of a Breach of Unsecured Protected Health Information