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Practicefirst Medical Management Solutions Data Breach Class Action Investigation

by | Jul 15, 2021 | Class Action, Firm News

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, LLC is investigating the potential filing of a data breach class action against Professional Business Systems, Inc. d/b/a Practicefirst Medical Management Solutions (“Practicefirst”) on behalf of patient victims resulting from a data breach involving sensitive personal information entrusted to Practicefirst.

WHAT HAPPENED?

On December 30, 2020, Practicefirst learned that an authorized actor copied information from Practicefirst’s system.[1] Notably, Practicefirst did not report the data breach to affected individuals until July 2021, roughly 7 months after the breach occurred. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, three are 1,210,688 individuals affected by Practicefirst’s data breach.[2]

WHAT DATA IS INVOLVED IN THE PRACTICEFIRST DATA BREACH?

The Notice of Security Incident posted on Practicefirst’s website states that the breach contained the following personal and/or protected health information:

  • Name,
  • Date of Birth,
  • Address,
  • Email Address,
  • Driver’s License Number,
  • Social Security Number,
  • Diagnosis,
  • Laboratory and treatment information,
  • Patient Identification Number;
  • Medication Information,
  • Health Insurance Identification and Claims Information,
  • Tax Identification Number,
  • Employee Username with password,
  • Employee username with security questions and answers, and,
  • Bank Account and/or Credit Card/Debit Card Information.[3]

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE BREACH FROM PRACTICEFIRST?

If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies related to the Practicefirst data security breach, please contact Markovits, Stock & DeMarco attorney Terry Coates at (513) 651-3700, email us at [email protected], or submit a Case Evaluation request through the form below.

[1] https://www.practicefirstsecure.com/security-incident

[2] https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/breach/breach_report.jsf

[3] I https://www.practicefirstsecure.com/security-incident