Newkirk Products, a New York-based company that issues ID cards for healthcare providers around the country, recently announced that on July 6, the company discovered a breached server containing member information. Fortunately, no systems containing health plans were accessed or affected, and there’s no evidence that any data has been used inappropriately. According to Newkirk, the information that was potentially accessed includes member name, mailing address, plan type, member and group ID number, primary care provider and date of birth and Medicaid ID number. Newkirk also announced that the breached server did not contain Social Security numbers, credit and banking information, medical history or information regarding insurance claims. Newkirk said the servers have since been shut down and a thorough investigation of the incident through a third-party forensic investigator is underway.
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