Tag Archives: Medical Issues

SB 1256: Brown Signs Curb On Medical Credit Scams

Health care patients would no longer be subject to exorbitant third-party credit charges arranged without their full knowledge and informed consent under a Consumer Federation of California-sponsored bill that passed a unanimous state Senate floor vote on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Read More ›

L.A. County finds 3,500 more patients affected by data breach

by Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times

stethescope and computer keyboard

Eight computers were taken from the Torrance office of Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, a company that handles medical billing and collections for the county, in February. The total number of patients affected is now about 342,000. County officials said the county is still reviewing Sutherland’s security procedures. So far, at least three lawsuits have been filed against the county over the data breach. Read More ›

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