List of HIPAA Fines for Breaches and Violations | Penalties

17. As to HIPAA Fines and Penalties, can you provide some specific amounts and other figures?

Answer: HIPAA fines and penalties are a big topic – and rightfully so – in today’s healthcare arena. With untold numbers of Covered Entities (CE) and Business Associates (BA) storing, processing, and/or transmitting Protected Health Information (PHI), the number of PHI breaches and data security incident just continues to grow. As a result, HIPAA fines and penalties are being assessed more frequently, resulting in large-dollar losses and legal headaches for CE’s and BA’s.

Listed below are the actual violations and applicable penalties for each such violation, which can be incredibly large in terms of dollar amounts, not to mention that the U.S. Department of Justice ultimately has wide discretion as to what a fine can be. One of the best courses of action any U.S. healthcare provider can take is putting in place all mandated HIPAA policies and procedures, which can be obtained by downloading them today at hipaapoliciesandprocedures.com.

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  • Violation: Individual did not know (and by exercising reasonable diligence would not have known) that he/she violated HIPAA.
  • Penalties: Minimum: $100 per violation, with an annual maximum of $25,000 for repeat violations (Note: maximum that can be imposed by State Attorneys General regardless of the type of violation).
  • Maximum: $50,000 per violation, with an annual maximum of $1.5 million.
  • Violation: HIPAA violation due to reasonable cause and not due to willful neglect.
  • Penalties: Minimum: $1,000 per violation, with an annual maximum of $100,000 for repeat violations. Maximum: $50,000 per violation, with an annual maximum of $1.5 million.
  • Violation: HIPAA violation due to willful neglect but violation is corrected within the required time period.
  • Penalties: Minimum: $10,000 per violation, with an annual maximum of $250,000 for repeat violations. Maximum: $50,000 per violation, with an annual maximum of $1.5 million.
  • Violation: HIPAA violation is due to willful neglect and is not corrected.
  • Penalties: Minimum: $50,000 per violation, with an annual maximum of $1.5 million. Maximum: $50,000 per violation, with an annual maximum of $1.5 million.

HIPAA Policies and Compliance Toolkits Available for Instant Download
It’s just another reason why Covered Entities (CE) and Business Associates (BA) need to get serious – once and for all – about HIPAA compliance, which begins by downloading the industry leading HIPAA Security & Privacy Compliance Toolkit (HSPCT) today at hipaapoliciesandprocedures.com. Additionally, we also offer HIPAA strategy and consulting services to Covered Entities (CE) and Business Associates (BA) throughout North America.

Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 is a must for any healthcare entity storing, processing, and transmitting Protected Health Information (PHI), so turn to the HIPAA experts today at Flat Iron Technologies, LLC.

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If your organization is in need of a HIPAA audit, and or SSAE 16 SOC 1, and SOC 2 assessments that include testing of HIPAA provisions & mandates, please contact Charles Denyer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 with the NDB Alliance of Firms. Learn more about NDB by visiting ndbcpa.com today.