An audit of Medicaid management information systems at 10 state agencies has found high-risk security vulnerabilities that affect their ability to sustain secure Medicaid systems. The report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General concluded that these vulnerabilities "raise concerns about the integrity of the systems used to process Medicaid claims."
OIG reviewed information system general controls at 10 state agencies from 2010 through 2012 and identified "systemic" and "pervasive" high-risk vulnerabilities. "The integrity of the State agencies Medicaid systems depends on the effectiveness of the information system general controls, which are critical to the reliability, confidentiality, and availability of Medicaid data," states the OIG report. "Without effective general controls, State agencies are not able to adequately safeguard sensitive Medicaid systems and data."
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