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HHS fines Cignet Health $4.3 million
Modern Healthcare

HHS‘ Office for Civil Rights fined Cignet Health $4.3 million for blocking patients’ access to their medical records and for failing to cooperate in the investigation.

The first-ever fines imposed under the privacy rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, according to an HHS statement, stemmed from previous administrative conclusions that the Maryland insurer improperly denied 41 patients access to their medical records requested between September 2008 and October 2009.