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By Mary Ellen Callahan and David P. Saunders

In an article published in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, Jenner & Block Partners Mary Ellen Callahan and David P. Saunders examine the historic level of Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement actions brought by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services.  The authors explain that, in the first half of 2016, OCR collected more than $9 million in HIPAA fines, “a number that surpasses the previous annual record, which was $7.9 million in 2014.”  They go on to analyze three of the enforcement actions.  Click here to read the full article.