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Cignet Health Fined $4.3M for HIPPA Violations
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Maryland-based Cignet Health has been slapped with a $4.3 million fine for its refusal to provide patients with copies of their health records, and for willfully failing to cooperate with the federal government’s attempts to resolve the complaint, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday.

HHS’s Office for Civil Rights said the fine is the first such “civil money penalty” imposed for violations of the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.