New Era in HIPAA Privacy Enforcement? Recent Developments May Mean Greater Scrutiny Than Before

Bloomberg Law Reports: Health Law



Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Partner Andrew Elbon authored an article for Bloomberg Law Reports focusing on the stricter enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Health care providers are facing enormous monetary penalties for violating patients’ rights protected by the privacy regulations. Elbon explains that entities and business associates will have to create clear policies in compliance with the act. “If nothing else,” Elbon says, “these cases are a pointed reminder that stricter enforcement of HIPAA is probably here to stay.”