New York practice to pay $100K for violating HIPAA Right of Access rule 

NY Spine Medicine in New York City consented to pay $100,000 for breaking the Right of Access rule. In July 2019, OCR got a complaint from a person who declared she made numerous requests to NY Spine Medicine for a copy of her medical records that June. While the medical practice provided some of the clients records, it did not provide her the diagnostic films she specifically asked for..

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The Office for Civil Rights revealed its ninth settlement Oct. 9 for its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative, which needs suppliers to give patients access to their medical records rapidly and without being overcharged..

OCR introduced an investigation and discovered that NY Spine Medicines failure to offer timely access to all the requested medical records was a potential offense of the Right of Access standard. After OCRs investigation, the patient got all her asked for medical records in October 2020..

OCR settled its very first HIPAA Right of Access case in September 2019 with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg (Fla.). The agency most just recently reached a contract with Dignity Health to settle its 8th case under the effort..

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Monday, October 12th, 2020
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NY Spine Medicine in New York City concurred to pay $100,000 for breaking the Right of Access rule. In July 2019, OCR received a complaint from an individual who declared she made multiple requests to NY Spine Medicine for a copy of her medical records that June. © Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020.

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In addition to the financial settlement, NY Spine Medicine will go through a corrective action strategy that includes 2 years of tracking by the OCR..