Patient information, cash missing after Legacy clinic theft

August 10, 2007

Portland Business Journal

A Legacy Health System primary care physician practice has discovered the theft of $13,000 in cash and personal data for 747 patients who got care at the clinic between January 2006 and February 2007.

Patient receipts, credit card transaction slips and checks are also missing at Legacy Clinic Mount Hood, in addition to Social Security numbers and dates of birth for patients. Click here to find out more!

"Based on our investigation, we believe this was an isolated incident involving one dishonest person who we no longer employ," said John Reid, director of security for Legacy Health System.

A clinic call center has been established to contact every patient who may be affected, and letters have also been mailed to patients. Patients can reach the call center at 503-445-9533. Legacy will provide up to $25,000 worth of identity theft insurance, free credit monitoring and restoration services through Cyberian Insurance Services to eligible patients. Cyberian Insurance Services will provide access to continuous monitoring of credit files and investigate potential identity theft cases. In those cases of actual fraudulent activity, the company will work to restore the victim's identity to its pre-ID theft status.

Patient accounts have already been credited for any co-payments paid to the clinic in the form of cash, credit card or check from Jan. 1, 2006, through Feb. 28, 2007.

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