HealthData Management: OIG: CMS needs better Medicaid breach info to identify trends

“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should reissue guidance to states about reporting Medicaid breaches to the agency.”

“More consistent and improved reporting is essential so the federal agency can collect data to identify trends and respond effectively, according to the findings of an audit by Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General…”

“Auditors noted that most breaches that occurred in 2016—the audit period—resulted from unauthorized access or disclosure of PHI, such as information being sent to the wrong beneficiary or physician office. In addition, breaches occurred when…” Read the full article here.

Source: OIG: CMS needs better Medicaid breach info to identify trends – By Greg Slabodkin, October 19, 2018. HealthData Management.

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