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.


Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) Cost

Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) Cost

Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) Cost

Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) CostOtoplasty, commonly known as ear surgery, is a procedure aimed at correcting the shape or size of the ear in balance with the rest of the face. The procedure may be performed on children with well developed ears or on adults. Otoplasty is a fairly simple plastic surgery procedure, but even the slightest aberration in the ears can show conspicuously and impact the overall facial appearance. Therefore, it should be performed by an experienced surgeon only.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading cosmetic surgeon providing otoplasty and other procedures. During the initial consultation, Dr. Motykie will discuss various aspects of the surgery, including its estimated costs. His goal is to help the patient make a well informed choice. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Cost Factors

The cost of otoplasty plastic surgery can differ from one practice to another due to several factors.

Practice Location

Where the practice is located can make a significant impact on the overall price tag of the procedure. The living cost index can vary from one place to another, which will influence the average prices of most types of goods and services, including cosmetic surgery procedures. For instance, the dollar amount of otoplasty in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas may not necessarily be the same as the price in, say, Ohio.

Surgeon’s Fee

The fee charged by the cosmetic surgeon will form a significant part of the overall cost. This fee may depend on the qualifications, experience and recognition of the surgeon in the field of otoplasty and other procedures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a patient should choose the right surgeon for their needs, and factors such as the surgeon’s fee should only be a secondary consideration in such a decision.

Anesthesia and Surgical Room Costs

Otoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia and IV sedation, but in some cases, general anesthesia may be used. The dollar amount issued by the anesthesiologist can vary according to their skills and experience. Surgical room costs can differ depending on the type of technologies, experienced staff, and personalized services offered at a particular facility.

Insurance and Finance

Correction for certain types of birth defects that result in severely misshaped ears may be covered under the patient’s health policy. Deformities that adversely impact hearing or may have been caused due to injury may also be covered under some plans. Other patients will have the option to have the procedure financed through professional medical care finance firms, or press the button for credit card payments, crowdsourcing, family borrowings, or bank loans.

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