Woman Sentenced for Stealing Protected Health Information
Amanda Lowry, who stole and sold protected health information (PHI), was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison. According to information presented in court, she and others are alleged to have breached a health care provider’s electronic health record (EHR) system in order to steal PHI and personally identifiable information belonging to patients. This stolen information was then “repackaged” in the form of false and fraudulent physician orders and subsequently sold to durable medical equipment (DME) providers and contractors. The actions ultimately resulted in unnecessary costs to federal health care programs. Read a Department of Justice press release.
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