Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Slide content:HIPAA Enforcement and Penalties - 1 The Office of Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services enforces HIPAA compliance The HITECH Act extends privacy and security rules, provides for enhanced enforcement https :// www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/laws-regulations/combined-regulation-text/omnibus-hipaa-rulemaking/index.html 16
Slide notes:Compliance with HIPAA is enforced by the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Failure to comply with these rules can result in substantial civil fines and criminal penalties . The HIPAA privacy and security rules were extended with Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health, or HITECH, legislation in 2009, resulting in a widened scope of protections and enhanced enforcement. 16