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Medicaid contractor loses provider's personal information

RALEIGH, N.C. — The contractor building North Carolina's over-budget and overdue Medicaid billing system has lost a thumb drive containing the personal information of thousands of Medicaid providers.

Officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Computer Sciences Corp. announced the loss late Friday afternoon.

According to DHHS, 1,182 North Carolina medical providers were affected, but information regarding more than 50,000 providers nationwide was compromised.

"The only providers involved are those prohibited by the federal government from participating in the Medicare, Medicaid and all other federal health care programs," the company said in a statement. "Following a CSC-couriered interoffice delivery between CSC facilities in North Carolina, a USB thumb drive of medical provider information is unaccounted for. The provider data included

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