If you are a patient of Health Share of Oregon in Clackamas, Multnomah, or Washington County, your personal information may have been stolen last year. In January 2020, Health Share of Oregon announced that an employee’s laptop had been stolen in November 2019 from the offices of the health care provider’s medical transportation vendor, GridWorks. According to news reports, more than 654,000 patients’ data were compromised, including their names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and Medicaid ID numbers.
Health Share of Oregon is the state’s largest Medicaid coordinated care organization (CCO). Patients enrolled with Health Share of Oregon may see doctors affiliated with multiple health care providers and organizations throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties. This includes (but is not limited to):
- Adventist Health Portland
- Central City Concern
- Kaiser Permanente
- Legacy Health
- Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
- Providence Health & Services
- Tuality Healthcare
If you live in Clackamas, Multnomah, or Washington County and you are on Medicaid, it is important for you to find out if your personally identifiable information (PII) may have been stolen from Health Share of Oregon. Our attorneys can help, and if you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us promptly for a free consultation.
If you were enrolled in Health Care of Oregon in November 2019 or earlier, your personal information may have been stolen in the CCO’s data breach. This means that your name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, and Medicaid ID number could potentially be shared with others and/or used to steal your identity.
If your PII was stolen in Health Share of Oregon’s data breach, you should have been notified already. However, if you were not notified, this does not necessarily mean that your personal information is secure. The notification may have been delivered to the wrong address, or you may have dismissed it as junk mail. You should review your medical records to find out if Health Share of Oregon is your Medicaid CCO, and if you are not sure, you should contact us for more information.
Q: Is my personal information being used by the person or company that stole it?
At this point, Health Share of Oregon has not been able to confirm whether and to what extent patients’ personal information is being used. It has offered one year of free credit monitoring to patients whose data were stolen, and it is reportedly continuing to monitor for evidence that patients’ data is being used.
Yes, you can accept Health Share of Oregon’s offer of one year of free credit monitoring without compromising your legal rights. This will help you determine if your personal information is being used. However, credit monitoring services are not entirely comprehensive, so you should continue to carefully monitor for signs of identity theft as well.
If your personal information was compromised in the Health Share of Oregon’s data breach, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Companies have strict legal obligations to protect consumers’ and patients’ data, and they can – and should – be held liable when they fail to do so. You may be able to join a class-action lawsuit that is already pending, and we encourage you to contact us promptly for more information.
Q: What do I need to do in order to file a claim?
In order to file a claim for the Health Share of Oregon data breach, you will need to contact an Oregon class action attorney. Our firm handles class action lawsuits against health care organizations and other companies in Oregon, and our attorneys are available to speak with you about your legal rights.
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Was your personal information stolen in the Health Share of Oregon data breach? To find out if you may be entitled to financial compensation, call us at 503-222-6333 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free, and our attorneys can provide legal representation at no out-of-pocket cost to you.