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Settlement Demands $2.5 Million Fine, Return of Data

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 24, 2012

The Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports on the recent settlement reached between Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and Accretive Health, Inc., for violations of HIPAA. Accretive provided services to two of the state’s hospital systems, according to the report. Under the settlement, Accretive will pay the state $2.5 million and will refrain from operating there for a period of two years. The company also must “return all data about Minnesota patients to the relevant hospitals.”
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