Original Medicine Acupuncture & Wellness, LLC

By on November 16, 2012

Notice of Breach of Personal Information

On the morning of September 10th, 2012, Original Medicine Acupuncture &  Wellness, LLC at1500 Lomas Blvd NW, Suite B, Albuquerque,New Mexicodiscovered we had been broken into and burglarized.  The thieves’ original intention was presumed by police officers to be prescription pads due to some of the things taken. However, two office laptops containing personal and patient data were also stolen. The laptops were securely password protected.  To the best of our knowledge, there were no physical medical records stolen.  The data on the laptops is backed up nightly through remote back-up accommodation with our vendor and the material contained on the laptops has been reconstructed.

The laptops contained some patient information which included name and address, DOB, health insurance information and some social security numbers. Though there were no clinical notes included the insurance billing information including diagnosis codes. The data was stored on the laptops primarily for billing and record keeping purposes. No credit card information was included in patient information.

A police report was filed immediately on the break-in through the Albuquerque Police Department and an investigation remains open. Our alarm system has been updated to discourage further attempts at break in and locks were changed and reinforced.

It is believed the risk to the data is very small but want to make you aware of the situation in the event that you would like to take additional precautions. These may include monitoring your credit report more closely than usual and checking your insurance statements of benefits for any services that you did not obtain and report anything suspicious to your insurance provider.

If you wish to talk with us about this matter please feel free to contact us at 505-503-6490 or email to info@myacuspace.com.

HCS Pub. November 16, 21, 2012.

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