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Franciscan Physician Network of Illinois and Specialty Physicians of Illinois notify patients of payment records lost or stolen from storage facility

Their press release:

December 12 – Franciscan Physician Network of Illinois (FPN Illinois) and Specialty Physicians of Illinois, LLC (formerly known as Wellgroup Health Partners, LLC, “SPI”) arenotifying patients of a privacy breach.

On November 21, 2017, it was confirmed that a limited number of boxes that contained 22,000 patientpayment records could not be located in a shared record storage facility located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. The boxes contained records from 2010 and 2015-17.

After an earlier routine records request, records personnel searched for the requested materialsand could not locate them which triggered a further inventory audit that discovered some of theboxes, but a total of 40 boxes of payment records could not be located.

While the continuing investigation has not revealed any evidence of foul play, officials have takenthe added step of notifying law enforcement as a further precaution.

“We value patient privacy and deeply regret that this incident...(continued)

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