South Carolina hospital billing error mixed up addresses for 12,636 patients

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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Four details:.

Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial unintentionally mailed patient letters that enclosed the incorrect clients info, according to a statement from the healthcare facility.

1. On Aug. 1, the hospital sent by mail thousands of patient letters and discovered 2 days later that the names and financial account numbers in the letters didnt match the delivery addresses.

2. The letters didnt consist of any other sensitive details such as Social Security numbers, charge card info or bank account information.

3. Numerous of the letters were returned by the U.S. Postal Service due to the fact that the name on the envelope didnt match the signed up address. The returned letters were shredded and firmly gotten rid of.

4. The health center notified 12,636 afflicted patients about the error.

Numerous of the letters were returned by the U.S. Postal Service since the name on the envelope didnt match the signed up address. The returned letters were shredded and securely disposed of.

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