Thursday, March 17, 2011

OCR Seeks FY2012 Budget Increase of $5.6M for HIPAA Compliance and Enforcement

HealthLeaders reports that the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is seeking an additional $5.6 million in its Fiscal Year 2012 budget proposal to fund its HIPAA compliance and enforcement activities.

The article also details the most current reported numbers on breaches reported to OCR. As of March 16 there have been 249 entities that have reported breaches affecting 500 or more individuals. To view the current data and details on reported breaches go to the OCR Breaches Affecting 500 or More Individuals.