Notice of Data Incident
August 1, 2023

Dear Patients:
We post this Notice pursuant to the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) to inform you about a data incident involving an unauthorized release of patient Protected Health Information (“PHI”), as that is defined by HIPAA, at Gary Motykie, M.D., a Medical Corporation and Gary Motykie, M.D. (“Practice”), a covered entity under HIPAA.

PHI, as defined by HIPAA, is information that is “created, received, maintained, or transmitted by or on behalf of the health care component of the Covered Entity.” § 164.105 (a)(2)(i)(D). Information that is created or received by a Covered Entity and that relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of healthcare to an individual is considered PHI. PHI is required to be protected when transmitted or maintained in any form by a Covered Entity. Individual identifiers (including but not limited to name, address, telephone number, fax, email address, social security number, medical record number, etc.) maintained in a designated record set along with health information (including but not limited to x-rays, images, scans, physician notes, diagnoses, treatment, eligibility approvals, claims, remittances, etc.) are collectively considered PHI.

Event Description:
On or about June 6, 2023, an initial technical analysis of the Practice’s information technology network determined an unauthorized release of PHI occurred to an unknown third party. The initial analysis determined that the unknown third party accessed the Practice’s network. It was further determined that the unknown third party acquired some of the Practice’s patient’s unencrypted PHI and that party was not authorized to do so and did so in an unlawful manner.

The information that may have been accessed or acquired during this unauthorized access included:

  • First and last name 
  • Social Security Number (if provided)
  • Address
  • Driver’s license or identification card number
  • Financial account or payment card number, in combination with any required CVV code
  • Intake forms, which may include medical information and history
  • Images taken in connection with the services rendered at our office
  • Health insurance information (if provided)
Steps Taken to Address:
Upon discovery, the Practice took the following immediate steps to address the situation:
  • Computers and servers replaced
  • Network passwords changed
  • Endpoint detection, virus, and malware detection tools and software installed on workstations and server
  • Limitations concerning Internet access
  • Access controls put in place for users based on role and responsibility
  • Server policies in place
  • Device locking mechanisms
  • Multi factor authentication enabled
  • Network segregation efforts
  • Encryption of devices
  • Additional workforce training
Risk Assessment:

The Practice conducted a risk assessment to evaluate the potential harm to potentially impacted individuals. Based on that assessment, it is determined that there is a high risk of harm. It is essential for potentially impacted individuals to remain vigilant in monitoring their personal accounts and data and promptly report any suspicious activity to law enforcement or their financial institutions.

Assistance and Resources:
Starting on or about June 22, 2023, letters were mailed to patients providing the following resources to assist the potentially impacted individuals, offering at no cost:
  • two (2) years of no cost Triple Bureau Credit Monitoring/Triple Bureau Credit Report/Triple Bureau Credit Score/Cyber Monitoring services.
  • the services also include reviewing whether Information appears on the dark web and alert the individual if such Information is found online.
  • proactive fraud assistance to help with any questions in event a potentially impacted persons becomes a victim of fraud.

Steps to Prevent Future Incidents: We deeply regret any inconvenience or concern this Incident may cause. The Practice is taking numerous steps to help prevent similar Incidents in the future. We will continue to review and enhance our security measures, policies, and employee training.

If you failed to receive your letter in the mail, and/or if there is a concern your mailing address has changed since you were a patient at the Practice, please contact 1-800-405-6108 or call our office immediately at 310-246-2355 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific time, Monday through Friday.


Breast Augmentation Financing: Your Guide to Affordable Enhancement

Breast Augmentation Financing: Your Guide to Affordable EnhancementIf you’re considering breast augmentation, you may be wondering how you’ll pay for the procedure. Fortunately, there are a variety of financing options available to help make breast implants more affordable. In this blog post, we’ll explore all the available breast augmentation financing options so you can make an informed decision about how to best finance your breast enhancement. Read on for more information about the different ways you can affordably pay for breast augmentation surgery and breast implants. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides breast augmentation to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Why Consider Breast Augmentation Financing?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can be costly, and many people may not have the funds readily available to cover the expenses. This is where breast augmentation financing becomes essential. By exploring financing options, individuals can have the opportunity to enhance their appearance without breaking the bank. With the help of a reputable plastic surgeon, patients can discuss their financial situation and find a suitable payment plan or medical financing program that fits their budget. Breast augmentation financing opens doors to affordable enhancement, making the dream of achieving the desired look a reality.

Financing Options Available

When it comes to financing your breast augmentation, there are several options to consider. One option is to speak directly with your plastic surgeon to see if they offer any in-house financing plans. Additionally, you can explore third-party financing options such as personal loans or lines of credit from banks or credit unions. Some individuals also choose to use their own savings or take advantage of flexible payment plans offered by their surgeon. Ultimately, it’s important to carefully evaluate each option to find the best fit for your budget and financial goals.

Credit Cards and Payment Plans

If you’re considering breast augmentation, one option for financing is using credit cards or payment plans. Many plastic surgeons offer flexible payment plans that allow you to pay for your procedure in installments over time. This can be a convenient option for those who may not have the full amount upfront. Additionally, some individuals may choose to use their credit cards to finance the procedure, allowing them to earn rewards or take advantage of promotional offers. However, it’s important to carefully consider interest rates and repayment terms before choosing this option.

Medical Financing Programs

Medical financing programs are specifically designed to help individuals cover the costs of elective procedures like breast augmentation. These programs often offer low interest rates and flexible payment terms to make the procedure more affordable. Some popular medical financing companies include CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending. These programs typically have a straightforward application process and can provide quick approval decisions, allowing you to move forward with your breast augmentation without the burden of immediate upfront payment. Remember to research and compare different medical financing options to find the one that best suits your needs and financial situation.

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