OCR Budget Proposal Seeks More Money for Enforcement and Fines

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has added its two cents to the federal budget the President proposes and Congress approves each year. OCR has proposed that its budget for 2023 be increased by 55%, to a total of $60.2 million. What does OCR want to use the money for? A 64% increase in staffing. Which [...]

2022-05-20T16:54:28-04:00May 11th, 2022|

OCR HIPAA Enforcement Gets Serious Amid Growing Patient Complaints

Patient complaints regarding HIPAA violations have become more prominent over the last few years and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is now taking even more action to address these issues. With increased HIPAA enforcement, OCR is urging more healthcare organizations and their vendors to change their privacy and security policies to decrease the amount of complaints. HIPAA [...]

2021-08-25T13:59:22-04:00March 7th, 2019|