Two affiliated Medicaid managed care plans in Pennsylvania have acknowledged that an unencrypted flash drive containing protected health information on 280,000 members went missing on Sept. 20.

AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan and Keystone Mercy Health Plan did not disclose the lost drive until a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter learned of the incident and called in recent days, according to the newspaper. The plans will be notifying affected members, according to a statement.

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