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TennCare: Update may have disclosed personal information

Officials say personal information for about 1,700 Medicaid recipients in Tennessee may have been disclosed during an update to a computer system.

A statement from TennCare said the update may have led to a limited number of people from one household being able to view some information about individuals in another household that included some of the same people.

The statement said the breach happened when a new application listed the name of a person who was already in another household.

TennCare determined the scope of the breach, addressed the issue, and notified those impacted.

The agency is offering 12 months of free identity theft protection services to those affected as a precaution.

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