Civil-Cyber Fraud Initiative and HIPAA

February 7, 2022

The Department of Justice has launched the Civil-Cyber Fraud Initiative with a focus on HIPAA. “The potential use of the False Claims Act to enforce HIPAA compliance may also change how due diligence is conducted on covered entities who bill government payors and their business associates…. The risk related to conducting a risk assessment related to a data breach is similarly increased and such assessments should be scrutinized carefully in due diligence.” Quarterly risk assessments are critical for maintaining proof of HIPAA compliance.

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