Watch out for fake Office of Civil Rights investigators, hospitals warned

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HHS alerted hospitals and health systems of someone posing as an Office for Civil Rights investigator to get patient health information, the American Hospital Association warned.

In a notice last week, the association said HIPAA-covered entities should notify their staff. All OCR investigators have email addresses end with @hhs.gov. If staff receive a phony email, they should ask for a confirming email from the hhs.gov email account.

The OCR has halted many investigations. In March, President Donald Trump announced that his administration would not be enforcing HIPAA penalties.

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