HIPAA Violation Penalties and Fines

Tier A  includes penalties for HIPAA violations in which the offender didn’t realize he or she violated the Act and would have handled the matter differently if he or she had. The result is a $100 fine for each violation, and the total imposed for such violations cannot exceed $25,000 for the calendar year

Tier B is for violations due to reasonable cause, but not “willful neglect.”  The result is a $1,000 penalty for each HIPAA violation, and the fines cannot exceed $100,000 for a calendar year.

Tier C is for violations due to willful neglect that the organization ultimately corrected. The result is a $10,000 fine for each violation, and fines cannot exceed $250,000 for the calendar year.

Tier D is for HIPAA violations of willful neglect that the organization did not correct. The result is a $50,000 fine for each violation and the fines cannot exceed $1,500,000 for the calendar year.

 

The HITECH Act also allows states attorney general to levy fines and seek attorneys fees from covered entities on behalf of victims. Courts now have the ability to award costs, which they were previously unable to do.

 

HIPAA violation penalties are something looming over each business’ head. There are many actions you can take to avoid these fines, and we are more than happy to help get you started. Ensuring your HIPAA compliance is most important, and Compliancy Group is here to help you take those steps. Our simple and affordable program will make sure that you do not have to worry about extensive fines, especially with your business putting its good faith effort first.