MO HealthNet, a Medicaid program serving St. Louis and more than 50 counties in Missouri, is notifying 1,357 beneficiaries of a breach of protected health information dating back to October 2011.
The program learned on June 6, 2013, that a software programming error by contractor Infocrossing Inc. resulted in correspondence to the beneficiaries being sent to the wrong address between Oct. 16, 2011, and June 7, 2013. Compromised information included name, date of birth, MO HealthNet identification account number, county name, phone number and the last four digits of the beneficiary’s Social Security number.
While the program does not believe any identity theft or wrongdoing has occurred, it is offering affected beneficiaries two years of credit and identity theft protection services “at the courtesy of InfoCrossing Inc. and at no additional cost to the taxpayer,” according to an August 5 announcement from MO HealthNet.
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