First Enforcement Action Resulting From a Breach Self-Report Announced by OCR

This post was written by Nancy E. Bonifant and Brad M. Rostolsky.

On March 13, 2012 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced its settlement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST), marking the first enforcement action resulting from a breach self-report required by HITECH’s Breach Notification Rule.

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