Rotech notified of security breach…
ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare may have experienced a security breach that could potentially affect the personal health information of 957 individuals. The provider received a police report on June 13 that paper patient records had been recovered from an unauthorized individual, according to news reports. The records include names, Social Security numbers, patient numbers, addresses and more. Rotech says it did not receive copies of the stolen information until July 11, when the U.S. Secret Service provided it to them, according to reports. Rotech says it is reviewing its current policies and procedures to make sure a similar incident doesn’t happen again.
…hears back from GAO about VA contract
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Government Accountability Office has backed Rotech Healthcare in its dispute with the Veterans Affairs over a contract for DME that it awarded to Lincare. The GAO issued a decision on Aug. 17 sustaining Rotech’s bid protest. Rotech has argued the VA “improperly evaluated proposals, made an improper source selection decision and held unequal discussions” as part of the bid process. The GAO recommends that the VA request revised price proposals from Rotech and Lincare, reevaluate and document the evaluation of Lincare’s past performance proposal, and make a new source selection decision consistent with this decision. It also recommends the VA reimburse Rotech for the costs of filing and pursuing its protest.