OCR SETTLES WITH FQHC FOR $400,000

April 27, 2017

In a significant development for FQHCs, on April 12, 2017, the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”), which enforces compliance with the HIPAA rules, announced a HIPAA settlement with a Federally Qualified Health Care Center (“FQHC”).

This is the first public announcement of an OCR settlement with an FQHC, with previous OCR settlements principally involving health systems, hospitals or other large providers.

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