HIPAA Breach and Office of Civil Rights Reporting
Healthcare providers are required to follow the federal HIPAA laws and report any and all breaches of information that falls under HIPAA’s protections to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of Health and Human Services (HHS). Chiefly this is protected health information (PHI). Different breaches require different reporting protocols. Kennedy’s attorneys are familiar with breach reporting and the remediation of the instances that allowed for such a breach. Kennedy’s attorneys have worked with the OCR in reporting and correcting conditions to foreclose any further breaches, such that the OCR is satisfied a breach will not recur.