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Insurers and insurance brokers could face fines over what seem to be strange, or even unfair, health privacy and data security cases, and that’s how the system works.

Stephen Serfass, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Drinker Biddle & Reath, said the covered entities and business associates subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) health information rules need to learn how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights sees the rules.

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