Healthcare data breach could affect medical records of thousands of children

Healthcare data breach could affect medical records of thousands of children

In Illinois Healthcare News, a healthcare data breach at WellCare Health Plans, which administers the Missouri Medicaid plan, exposed the personal information of close to 20,000 children. A software programming error, the company explained, sent reminders about well-child visits for its Missouri Medicaid members letters to the wrong addresses. While the letters contained personally identifiable information including children’s names and the names of their providers, an internal investigation found no evidence that the leaked information was misused. As a precautionary measure, the affected families were advised to be vigilant about…

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