HHS Settled First Ever Phishing Investigation with Louisiana Medical Group

On December 7, 2023, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a settlement with Lafourche Medical Group. The settlement was the first of its kind – resulting from a phishing incident the group reported in May 2021. To close the investigation, the Louisiana medical group agreed to pay $480,000 to OCR and to implement a corrective action plan. [...]