Another Criminal HIPAA Violation, Possible Jail Time

Criminal HIPAA violations are becoming more and more commonplace--and this recent example proves that the risks may be growing. A gynecologist based out of Springfield, Massachusetts was convicted of a criminal violation of HIPAA, relating to the illegal distribution of protected health information (PHI) with pharmaceutical sales representatives. The physician received kick-backs from pharmaceuticals company, Warner Chilcott, amounting to $23,500. The physician [...]