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.


Renuva Skin Care Treatment Cost Beverly Hills | Los Angeles CA

Renuva Skin Treatment Renuva Skin Care Treatment Cost Beverly Hills | Los Angeles CA

Renuva Adipose Matrix is an innovative and advanced skin care treatment for people who want to avoid plastic surgery to enhance their skin appearance. At the time of initial consultation, the treatment provider will explain various aspects of Renuva Skin Care, and discuss its estimated costs.

The provider’s first goal should be educate the patient about Renuva and help them make a well-considered decision. Cordial and perspicacious cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides Renuva Adipose Matrix treatment to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations in this part of the West Coast.

Financial Factors

The sticker price of Renuva Skin Care is significantly more competitive than a plastic surgery procedure. But the actual monetary amount can vary between two practices, and sometimes even between two patients at the same practice. The following factors will go into determining the overall cost of the procedure:

Practice Location

The price tag of Renuva Adipose Matrix can vary from one city to another due to the differences in regional economies. Practices located in prime urban centers and main metropolitan areas usually have to bear higher real estate costs and other overheads. Therefore, their prices may be slightly higher compared to those of a practice located in a small town in an interior region.

Injection Provider’s Expertise

The expertise and authority of the injection provider who will perform Renuva treatment could influence the costs of procedure. Leading practitioners invest in the latest techniques, continuing education, and strive to provide the highest standards of care. Therefore, the provider’s fee could be marginally higher in such cases. It is usually worth the extra cost to receive the best quality treatment and personalized care under the supervision of an experienced, righteous, and board certified plastic surgeon.

Extent of Treatment

Some patients may require more substantive transfer of donor tissue in multiple areas. Some other patients may only require limited enhancement in a single area. Therefore, the amount of Renuva allograft involved, and the time taken to perform the treatment can vary between two patients. This will have some impact on the overall costs of the treatment.

Sticker Price Comparison with Surgery

Fat transfer cosmetic surgery procedures can be used to restore tighter and firmer skin. But these procedures will typically involve costs of anesthesia, fees of the plastic surgeon, expenses of the surgical facility, and pre- and post-operative costs such as medical tests, compression garments, prescription drugs and multiple visits to the surgeon’s office.

All these costs are eliminated in case of Renuva Skin Care treatment. The procedure can be performed without the involvement of general anesthesia. It can be performed as an in-office procedure on an outpatient basis. No cuts or incisions are involved. The patient does not have to go through any significant downtime, which itself can have cost implications for working people in case of surgery.

Insurance and Financing

Insurance coverage will not be applicable for a cosmetic procedure such as Renuva Skin Care. But financing through third party medical care finance companies is available to most patients. Caring, diligent, and innovative cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other towns and cities in this part of the country for Renuva procedure.



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Renuva Skin Care Treatment Cost Beverly Hills | Los Angeles CA

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