IL: Mailing error by contractor discloses ‘limited’ personal info of 3,000 Centegra patients

Stephen DiBenedetto reports:

Medical bills detailing “limited” personal information of 3,000 Centegra Health System patients recently were sent to the wrong addresses because of a mailroom error at a third-party contractor, a Centegra spokeswoman said.

The mailing error happened Nov. 2 at MedAssets, a Georgia-based vendor Centegra contracts, during routine maintenance. A setting on automatic mail filing equipment was accidentally changed and caused two Centegra billing statements to be filed into one envelope, spokeswoman Michelle Green said.

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This incident was subsequently added to HHS’s public breach tool as impacting 2,929 patients.

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