Physician’s Business Office, is a company that provides medical practice management and administrative services for healthcare providers, located in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Physician’s Business Office recently detected unusual activity within its network and a subsequent third-party forensic investigation confirmed that highly sensitive personal health information was compromised in the data breach by unauthorized individuals that contained the protected health information of certain individuals. The highly sensitive personal health information that has been compromised in the data breach and may have been copied from its systems, includes:
- Home Addresses;
- Dates of Birth;
- Social Security numbers;
- Driver’s license numbers;
- Medical treatment and diagnosis information;
- Disability codes;
- Prescription information; and
- Health insurance account information.
On April 22, 2022, Physician’s Business Office learned that an unauthorized party access and copied certain highly sensitive personal health information from its networks. The data breach has been reported to the Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights as affecting up to 196,573 individuals.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED A LETTER NOTIFICATION OF THE FIRST CHOICE COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE DATA BREACH?
If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies in responding to the Physician’s Business Office data breach, please contact Hellmuth & Johnson attorney Nathan Prosser at (952) 746-2124, or email at [email protected].