$10K HIPAA Fine Issued to Dental Practice for Disclosing PHI on Yelp

Elite Dental Associates was issued a $10,000 HIPAA fine for disclosing the protected health information (PHI) of one of its’ patients while responding to a review on Yelp. The dental practice responded to the patient’s review revealing the patient’s full name, insurance information, treatment plan, and cost information. The patient in question reported the incident to the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights [...]