Nearly 2,500 North Dakotans face a privacy breach

The North Dakota Department of Human Services is notifying 2,452 Medicaid program recipients or their guardians/personal representatives about a breach of the recipients’ protected health information.

The department is mailing letters to affected individuals and has posted a notice to its website to apologize, provide details about the breach, and offer credit/identity theft monitoring services.

On May 10, 2017, a citizen called the department to report finding Medicaid claim resolution worksheet documents, dated 2015 and containing protected health information, discarded in a dumpster in Bismarck.

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