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Maryland fails OIG security audit, potentially put Medicaid patient data at risk

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General found that Maryland’s Medicaid system did not adequately secure its Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). The vulnerabilities in the system could have potentially allowed unauthorized access to patient data and disrupted critical Medicaid operations. The state has agreed to implement recommendations to improve security. This serves as a reminder for other organizations to audit their own programs to protect against cyber threats.

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