Protected health information potentially compromised by the state

Protected health information potentially compromised by the state

Posted: February 26, 2021 / 9:37 p.m. CST / Updated: February 26, 2021 / 10:11 p.m. CST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) – Nearly 9,000 households under the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services and Illinois Department of Human Services may have had their own information compromise.

The state issued a statement on Friday afternoon. According to the document, the addresses of 8,848 households were incorrectly changed because a file from the United States Postal Service’s National Address Change Registry was compared to an outdated customer file by a state employee. . The notices of these households were sent to the wrong addresses between November and December 2020.

These opinions were different information, but some may have included the name, the case number, the status of beneficiary of medical assistance, temporary …

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