PA: Physicians group wants to drop federal lawsuit
Tim Darragh reports:
A subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network that sued a physician group over an alleged breach of confidential patient information now wants to drop the complaint.
Lehigh Valley Physician Group, the subsidiary, Monday filed a brief in federal court in Allentown seeking to drop its complaint against MDVIP Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla. Lehigh Valley Physician Group filed suit in October, charging that MDVIP improperly received patient information.
Lehigh Valley Health Network spokesman Brian Downs would not elaborate on why the subsidiary was changing its position on the lawsuit. Lehigh Valley Physician Group filed the lawsuit after internist Mark Kender, then a member of the group, delivered personal information, including names, addresses and health insurance information, on thousands of patients to MDVIP, with whom he was applying for a job. Lehigh Valley Health Network subsequently fired Kender.
Read more in The Morning Call. I’m not listing this as a breach because reading the whole news story, it’s not clear to me that there was any breach. Frankly, I find the whole report pretty confusing.