St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston is notifying 6,831 patients that paper-based billing information is missing, the Boston Globe reports.
The information included credit card numbers and security codes, expiration dates, patient names, and hospital account numbers. The documents were supposed to be removed from a building being demolished and shredded. An individual on Feb. 3 notified the hospital of finding cashier’s receipts for card payments from five patients blowing in a field, according to the newspaper. Hospital officials sent to the field were unable to find other documents.
A representative of the hospital did not respond to a message from Health Data Management asking for additional information.
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