Health Care Management Solutions, LLC Reports Data Breach Affecting 500,000 Individuals

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On November 14, 2022, Health Care Management Solutions, LLC reported a data breach with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“HHS-OCR”) after the company was the target of a recent cyberattack compromising patients’ sensitive information. Because only those companies that experience a breach involving patients’ protected health information are required to post notice on the HHS-OCR Data Breach Portal, it is a fair assumption that the Health Care Management Solutions compromised patients’ protected health information. Recently, HMS sent out data breach letters to the 500,000 affected parties, informing them of the incident and what they can do to protect themselves from identity theft and other frauds.

Data breaches involving protected health information are becoming increasingly common because the information hackers obtain through these attacks is easily used to commit a range of frauds. If you received a data breach notice from Health Care Management Solutions, LLC, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. To learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft and what your legal options are in the wake of the Health Care Management Solutions data breach, feel free to review our recent post on the topic.

What We Know About the Health Care Management Solutions Data Breach

The available information regarding the Health Care Management Solutions breach comes from the company’s filing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. However, the information provided on the HHS-OCR website is minimal, only describing that the incident was the result of a “Hacking / IT Incident” occurring on the company’s computer network. However, the HHS-OCR portal notes that the incident is expected to have impacted 500,000 people.

While it cannot be confirmed at this point, the Health Care Management Solutions very likely resulted in patients’ protected health information being compromised. This is because the HHS-OCR only requires companies to report a breach if the protected health information of more than 500 people is impacted.

On November 14, 2022, Health Care Management Solutions sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.

More Information About Health Care Management Solutions, LLC

Health Care Management Solutions, LLC is a healthcare services and consulting company based in Fairmont, West Virginia. The company focused on improving the quality of care provided to vulnerable populations and veterans by ensuring that providers remain in compliance with state and federal guidelines. Health Care Management Solutions employs more than 130 people and generates approximately $19 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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