HHS OIG: Virginia failed to secure Medicaid data

Jessica Kim Cohen reports that a Virginia audit has highlighted security issues with Medicaid data:

During its audit, OIG found Virginia’s Medicaid data and systems did not meet federal standards. MMIS had “numerous significant system vulnerabilities,” despite having a security program in place, according to OIG. These vulnerabilities related to Virginia’s control over the data and its oversight of the outside contractor.

“Although we did not identify evidence that anyone had exploited these vulnerabilities, exploitation could have resulted in unauthorized access to and disclosure of Medicaid beneficiary data, as well as the disruption of critical Medicaid operations,” the report states.

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