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2021 Adjustments to HIPAA Penalties and More

2021 Adjustments to HIPAA Penalties and More

At the end of November, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced inflation adjustments for HIPAA penalties and a few others. Group health plan sponsors and other entities who violate any rules of HIPAA will see a penalty increase of 1.182%.

HIPAA is broken down into four tiers of violations, categorized by level of culpability, with minimum and maximum penalty amounts for each and an annual cap for multiple breaches of an identical HIPAA provision. We've outlined these changes for you:

Minimum Penalties

2021

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ACA: Testing Your Knowledge Part III

ACA: Testing Your Knowledge Part III

ACA Testing your knowledge is back, and we have several tough scenarios to dissect. Last week, Michelle Barki presented the latest ACA Testing Your Knowledge webinar and posed several questions that left viewers, and Medcom team members, scratching our heads.

Scenario #1: New Payroll Vendor & No Reporting Solution

A new client calls and states they do not have a reporting solution in place for 2022 reporting on the 2021 tax year. They recently changed payroll vendors and realized their new vendor does not offer ACA reporting.

What is the solution?

All employers should know the...

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