LACONIA, N.H. (AP) – A package containing personal medical information on 1,500 patients at New Hampshire’s Lakes Region General Hospital is missing.

Henry Lipman, executive vice president and chief financial officer at LRGHeath Care, said UPS recently shipped the parcel from a Woburn, Mass., central processing agent to the hospital, but the package never arrived.

Information contained in the package includes patient names, dates of service and diagnosis code numbers for different diagnosis or medical procedures. No bank account or credit card information is included.

What information is included varies from insurer to insurer, Lipman said, noting that workers’ compensation claims use social security numbers.

While diagnosis information will be in a coded format, Lipman said, manuals are available that list the codes.


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