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How to Avoid Multi-Million Dollar HIPAA Penalties


Cost: There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern 
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central 
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific 

The list of HIPAA penalties assessed by HHS’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) continues to grow.  In recent months, OCR has assessed penalties—running into several million dollars in a number of  cases—for a myriad of violations  These include unauthorized disclosures of protected health information,  untimely breach notices, and deficient risk analyses and risk mitigation plans and processes.   It is indeed risk analysis and risk mitigation failures that dollar for dollar create the most exposure of health care providers and institutions. 

Join this webinar for a discussion with Leon Rodriguez, Former Director, HHS Office for Civil Rights, and current Seyfarth Shaw LLP partner, and Seyfarth partners Jennifer Kraft  and John Tomaszewski, about what OCR expects from health care providers, health plans and business associates, and what these entities can do now to avoid being the next headline. 

  • How OCR determines which cases become subject of enforcement proceedings and how to avoid being caught in the net
  • What to do if you have a breach or become subject to an OCR HIPAA investigation
  • The elements of HIPAA-compliant risk analysis and risk mitigation plans, and the appropriate way to document them
  • The vital importance of training, leadership involvement and meaningful employee disciplinary processes to avoid and mitigate liability

If you have any questions, please contact Cassie Peterson at and reference this event.

*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session