A social worker with the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services (DSS) appeared in federal court Thursday and pleaded guilty to federal charges for her role in a healthcare fraud scheme involving the stolen identities of clients enrolled with the Medicaid program. Ieshia Hicks Watkins, 33, of Charlotte, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. [...]
La Toya Yvette Tillman, 33, of Hollywood, was sentenced today to 36 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Tillman previously pled guilty to one count of possessing fifteen or more unauthorized access devices with the intent to defraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(a)(3), and one count [...]
Ryan Luby reports: The University of New Mexico Hospital faces a new lawsuit for not doing enough to prevent staff members from having unauthorized access to medical records belonging to Mason Campbell, the boy who shot two of his classmates at Roswell’s Berrendo Middle School in January. Campbell’s parents filed the claim in state court [...]
Andrew Kitchenman reports: The proliferation of personal health data – and the possibility that it could fall into the wrong hands – has spurred growing concern among consumers. And those concerns have prompted New Jersey legislators to propose requiring health insurers to encrypt personal health data on all of their computers. The bill, A-3322/S-562, comes nearly [...]
Patrick Villanova reports: Dr. Nisar Quraishi, who operated a practice at 1 Chopin Court in Jersey City, believes the number of missing records is in the range of 5,000 to 10,000 — not 40,000 as he originally stated to authorities, said Carly Baldwin, a spokeswoman for the city Police Department. Read more on NJ.com.