Data from Surgery Center Patients Compromised in Hospital Breach
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston recently notified 6,831 patients that their billing information may have been compromised, after an individual found receipts for payments made by five patients at the hospital's surgical day center blowing through a nearby field, according to a Boston Globe report.
The papers contained cashier's receipts for credit card payments made by five patients at St. Elizabeth's surgical day center. The papers did not contain personal medical information and so far, there have been no reports that any of the billing data has been misused.
The data was compromised when the documents the hospital planned to shred were removed by a vendor from a building scheduled for demolition.
Related Articles on Coding, Billing and Collections:
35 Statistics on America's Payor Mix by Region
5 Recent Payor Disputes Involving Surgery Centers
Website to Match Self-Insured Businesses With Healthcare Providers
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
- 5 Areas That Trip Up ASCs During Accreditation Evaluations
- CMS Loosens Medicaid Enrollment Process
- Best Practices: Documentation and Reporting for Post-Operative Pain Management Procedures in Anesthesia
- Joint Commission Appoints Mark Pelletier COO, Division of Accreditation, Certification
- Johns Hopkins: Blood Transfusions Overused During Surgery