July 5, 2023
Business Associate Settlement to Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the government’s HIPAA enforcement agency, announced today that iHealth Solutions, LLC (doing business as Advantum Health) is paying $75,000.
iHealth is a Business Associate providing coding, billing, and onsite information technology services to health care providers.
The settlement involves a data breach, where a network server containing the protected health information of 267 individuals was left unsecure on the internet.
Under the terms of the settlement agreement which includes a corrective action plan, iHealth Solutions will be monitored by OCR for two years to ensure compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule. Click Here for the press release and resolution agreement.
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