All Department of Health and Human Services articles

  • Health records

    Breach costs Premera Blue Cross $6.85M; second-largest HIPAA fine


    Premera Blue Cross has agreed to pay $6.85 million in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding a 2014 data breach that affected the personal and health plan information of over 10.4 million people.

  • Google

    Google, Ascension defend partnership amid federal inquiry


    Criticism from lawmakers in addition to a federal inquiry regarding Google’s controversial partnership with Ascension has both the tech giant and the non-profit healthcare provider firing back.

  • pills

    New rule: Companies must reveal drug costs in TV ads


    Under a new rule enacted by the Department of Health and Human Services, pharmaceutical companies will soon be required to disclose in television commercials the price of their prescription drugs that cost more than $35 per month.

  • Blog post

    Business associate to pay $650K for HIPAA violation


    The Department of Health and Human Services reached its first-ever enforcement action with a “business associate” of a HIPAA-covered entity. Compliance officers in the healthcare industry looking to minimize risk of future HIPAA violations will want to take a look at the resulting corrective action plan for lessons learned. Jaclyn ...