LAFD Billing Firm's Leak of Patient Information Investigated

An employee is suspected of stealing patients' social security numbers


 
 

David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times | | Friday, November 30, 2012


LOS ANGELES -- Federal officials have opened a criminal investigation to determine whether confidential information was obtained illegally on hundreds of patients who rode in Los Angeles Fire Department ambulances, a high-level city lawyer said Wednesday.

The Fire Department has begun informing past patients that personal records, including Social Security numbers and birth dates, were accessed "deliberately and maliciously" by an employee of the company that provides ambulance billing services to the city.

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