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Excerpt: “According to these reports, patient brokers target individuals with substance use disorders, as well as their loved ones, and push them to seek treatment at certain outpatient treatment facilities and to live at affiliated ‘sober living homes’ while undergoing treatment. In exchange for steering patients towards said facilities or sober living homes, patient brokers receive generous financial kickbacks. …It has also been reported that some treatment facilities bill private insurance at higher out-of-network rates that can easily total more than $10,000 a week. Reports indicate that the facilities...
Excerpt: "Because Mr. Smith can no longer speak for Equifax’s plans going forward and due to subsequent revelations that have come to our attention, we have additional questions about the data breach, the post-breach response, and consumer protection remediation offered by Equifax."
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Excerpt: "The Task Force’s report, post-outbreak analyses of WannaCry and NotPetya, and Committee staff work on health care issues all demonstrate the risks presented by the continued prevalence of insecure and legacy components in health care technologies. This situation is untenable and elevates the need to explore the Task Force’s recommendation on the creation and deployment of BOMs. While the implementation and use of BOMs will not completely protect the health care sector from cyber threats, it is an important, common-sense step towards improving the cybersecurity of the sector...