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Ohio Medicaid Providers’ Personal Information Exposed by Vendor

Maximus, a contractor of the State of Ohio’s Medicaid program reported this week that it experienced a data breach that exposed Medicaid health providers’ names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, and other information when it experienced a cybersecurity incident on May 15, 2021.

The incident involved unauthorized access to Maximus’s application that housed Ohio providers’ credentialing and licensing data. The Medicaid health care providers were notified of the incident by Maximus on June 18, and were offered two years of credit monitoring.

After everything health care providers have gone through in the last year with COVID, this is the last piece of news they want to hear.

Copyright © 2021 Robinson & Cole LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 175
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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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