3 more healthcare organizations notify patients of AMCA data breach, bringing total affected to 24.3 million

Three more healthcare organizations have alerted patients that their information may have been affected from a data breach at American Medical Collection Agency, according to the HIPAA Journal.

West Hills (Calif.) Hospitals & Medical Center, Inform Diagnostics and CompuNet Clinical Laboratories were alerted in June that their patients' data had potentially been compromised. Patient information that may have been affected included names, addresses, account numbers, amounts owed and services dates. Additionally, some patients' banking information, Social Security numbers and credit/debit card numbers may have been affected.

Inform Diagnostic sent letters to 173,690 patients while CompuNet Clinical Laboratories notified around 111,000 patients, the HIPAA Journal reports. It is unclear how many patients from West Hills Hospitals & Medical Center were affected.

AMCA began telling customers about the data breach in May. The company said that between Aug. 1. 2018 and March 30 an unauthorized person had access to a web payment page.

More than 20 companies have been told they may have been affected by the breach. In total, at least 24,390,307 patients have been notified, reports the HIPAA Journal.

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