American Vision Partners Announces Data Breach Affecting 2.3 Million Eyecare Patients

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On February 6, 2024, Medical Management Resource Group, L.L.C. d/b/a/ American Vision Partners (“American Vision Partners” or “MMRG”) filed a notice of data breach with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights after discovering that the company experienced a cyberattack. In this notice, American Vision Partners explains that the incident resulted in an unauthorized party being able to access consumers’ sensitive information, which includes their names, Social Security numbers, contact information, dates of birth, certain medical information, and insurance information. Upon completing its investigation, American Vision Partners began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was affected by the recent data security incident.

If you received a data breach notification from Medical Management Resource Group, L.L.C. or American Vision Partners, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. If you haven’t heard the name American Vision Partners but got a data breach letter from the company, don’t be surprised. American Vision Partners is a practice management group for many ophthalmology groups across the United States, which is how it obtained your information. A data breach lawyer can help you learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, as well as discuss your legal options following the Medical Management Resource Group data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.

What Caused the American Vision Partners Data Breach?

The American Vision Partners data breach was only recently announced, and more information is expected in the near future. However, American Vision Partners’ filing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights provides some important information on what led up to the breach. The company also posted a notice on its website discussing the cyberattack and subsequent data breach.

According to these sources, on November 14, 2023, American Vision Partners detected unauthorized activity within its computer network. In response, American Vision Partners secured its network by isolating affected systems and then launched an investigation to learn more about the nature and scope of the incident.

This investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party was able to access parts of American Vision Partner’s IT network on November 13, 2023, including files containing confidential patient information.

After learning that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, Medical Management Resource Group reviewed the compromised files to determine what information was leaked and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, Social Security number, contact information, date of birth, medical information, and insurance information.

On February 6, 2024, Medical Management Resource Group sent out data breach letters to anyone who was affected by the recent data security incident. These letters should provide victims with a list of what information belonging to them was compromised.

More Information About Medical Management Resource Group, L.L.C.

Founded in 2017, Medical Management Resource Group, L.L.C. is the official name of American Vision Partners, an eye-care physician practice management company based out of Tempe, Arizona. Medical Management Resource Group employs more than 1,673 people and generates approximately $413 million in annual revenue.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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