Physicians’ Business Office Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Physician’s Business Office, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Physician’s Business Office data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to more than 196,500 individuals.

ABOUT PHYSICIAN’S BUSINESS OFFICE, INC.:

Physician’s Business Office is a medical consulting firm that specializes in providing management and administrative services to the healthcare and medical industries. With roots going back to 1960, the progenitor of Physician’s Business Office was an anesthesiology service, providing chronic pain management to West Virginia patients. Officially established in 2007, Physician’s Business Office changed its mission to managing medical administrative demands, including electronic medical records, revenue cycle management, and more. Headquartered in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Physician’s Business Office serves clients throughout West Virginia and Ohio.

WHAT HAPPENED?

In April 2022, Physician’s Business Office discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Physician’s Business Office determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information. On September 23, 2022, Physician’s Business Office began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Address
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical information (e.g., diagnosis or treatment information, prescription information, disability code)

If you received a breach notification letter from Physicians' Business Office:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Physician’s Business Office data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Physician’s Business Office;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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