POSTED ON MONDAY, August 24, 2020
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is warning the public of postcards being sent to health care organizations disguised as official OCR communications and are claiming to be notices of a mandatory HIPAA compliance risk assessment. The postcards have a Washington, D.C. return address, and the sender uses the title “Secretary of Compliance, HIPAA Compliance Division.” The postcard is addressed to the health care organization’s HIPAA compliance officer and prompts recipients to visit a URL, call, or email to take immediate action on a HIPAA Risk Assessment. The link directs individuals to a non-governmental website marketing consulting service.
Please be aware of this scam.
Source: NAHC Report
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