CoxHealth says burglars stole data of 80 patients

Gene Hartley reports:

CoxHealth says financial data of about 80 patients were stolen during a burglary at one of its clinics last week. The company this week sent letters to the patients and offered them free credit protection for one year.

A CoxHealth representative said Wednesday that the burglary at its Primrose OB/GYN Clinic was discovered on March 22. It says the Springfield Police Department was immediately notified and an investigation is ongoing.

The letter to affected patients says the burglars got into a safe and stole “patient fee slips” that have patients’ names, addresses, insurance information, dates of birth, diagnoses, and health care provider’s names, but not Social Security numbers.

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