ALBANY – St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates has notified more than 500 patients who might have fallen victim to a privacy breach.
In a Tuesday press release, St. Peter’s said certain payment information contained in bank deposit bags between March 2 and July 20 for 14 practice locations in the Albany area, may be missing. The missing payment information is associated with cash, checks and credit card payments. The missing information does not include credit card numbers.
In a letter, mailed on Tuesday, St. Peter’s notified the 544 patients affected and offered them free credit protection and identity-theft services for one year.
Prior to discovery of the missing information, payments had been credited to individual patient accounts.
“SPHPMA takes this incident and the protection of our patients’ protected health information extremely seriously,” Privacy Officer Kate Barnhart said in a statement. “We apologize for the inconvenience and deeply regret any