By Tina Reed @ Fierce Healthcare

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights had a record year for settlements from its enforcement of the nation's largest healthcare privacy law. 

In 2018, OCR settled 10 cases and secured one judgment totaling $28.7 million in fines for healthcare provider and health-related companies' violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It is 22% higher than the previous record of $23.5 million in 2016.

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