WJTV News Channel 12 - DHHS: Some officials knew of Medicaid card misfire

DHHS: Some officials knew of Medicaid card misfire

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina health officials are clarifying precisely when they first learned that cards with the names, birthdates and primary care doctors of nearly 49,000 children receiving Medicaid benefits had been mailed to the wrong addresses.
   
State Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Ricky Diaz told reporters Friday the agency first learned about the massive privacy breach the prior day. On Saturday, the agency issued a statement saying some state employees had actually been aware of the issue days earlier.
   
Officials said Diaz had earlier been referring only to "senior leaders," not the agency as a whole.
   
The clarification was issued after the Asheville Citizen-Times obtained a copy of an email sent Tuesday by state Medicaid eligibility chief Carolyn McClanahan informing county social services officials of the problem.

  • PoliticalMore>>

  • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:00:25 GMT
    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.
    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait...
  • Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

    Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:00:16 GMT
    Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian...
    Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule.
  • Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

    Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:56:25 GMT
    Sen. Ted Cruz says he'll continue blocking confirmation of a series of State Department nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.
    Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The...
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.