Montage Minute: $650K Lesson in HIPPA

By Danone Simpson | Posted: August 17, 2017

Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) settled potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule after the theft of a CHCS mobile device compromised the protected health information (PHI) of 412 nursing home residents. At the time of the breach, CHCS was the sole corporate parent to six nursing homes in the Philadelphia region for the elderly, developmentally disabled individuals, young adults aging out of foster care and individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

CHCS has agreed to pay a $650k settlement and implement an extensive corrective action plan.

to read more:  CHCS HIPPA Settlement
or to learn more about the settlement visit:  Business Associate’s Failure to Safeguard

“The importance of having cyber liability coverage is shown with these claim examples. A broad cyber liability policy would assist in covering the regulatory fines, privacy liability settlements and the huge expense of notification and credit monitoring.”

If you have any questions about cyber liability please contact: Margarita Laverde at margarita@montageinsurance.com — Montage Insurance Solutions.

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