BlueCross BlueShield agrees to pay HHS for HIPAA violations
A 2009 data breach that has already cost BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee nearly $17 million got a little more expensive. The insurer agreed to pay $1.5 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to settle HIPAA violations related to the breach. Under the settlement, BlueCross BlueShield has also agreed to review and revise its privacy and security policies and to regularly train employees on their responsibilities under the HIPAA of 1996.
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