Non-Profit Health Care System Agrees to $800,000 HIPAA Settlement in Medical Records Dumping Case

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that Parkview Health System, Inc. has agreed to pay $800,000 and adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule based on the handling and disposal of a physician’s medical records. Parkview is a nonprofit health care system that provides community-based health care services to individuals in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Continue reading