A Florida-based contractor physician group will pay $500,000 to settle alleged HIPAA violations after data on more than 9,000 patients was posted online.
Advanced Care Hospitalists PL (ACH), which provides internal medicine doctors to hospitals and nursing facilities, has also agreed to a corrective action plan as part of the HIPAA settlement, the Department of Health and Human Services announced.
Alleged HIPAA Violations
Between November 2011 and June 2012, ACH worked with an individual who claimed to be a representative of Doctor’s First Choice Billings Inc. for billing services. This person provided services to ACH using First Choice’s website and its branding but operated without knowledge of the Florida-based company’s owner, according to HHS. Continue reading Florida Contractor Physician Group Pays $500K in HIPAA Settlement