Health Insurer loses 6 hard drives with data on 950,000

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Health insurer Centene Corp said on Monday it is missing six hard drives containing the personal and health information of about 950,000 people.

The hard drives do not include any financial or payment details of customers, the company said.

It said it was conducting an internal search for the hard drives and believed the information has not been used inappropriately..

CMS Creates Roadto10.org

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Roadto10.org is a physician portal with virtual and includes virtual/in-person training and strategic partnerships that will help circulate CMS’ ICD-10 resources across the small physician practice community. Sections of the website include:

- ICD-10 Overview
- Physician Perspectives
- Webcasts
- FAQ
- Quick References
- Template Library
- Events

The ICD-10 Overview includes a sections on ICD-10 Basics, What is different with ICD-10, and How will my practice benefit from ICD-10.

Pittsburgh health care battle and how it may impact your practice.

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The players are Highmark and UPMC.

Highmark is a not-for-profit healthcare company based in Pittsburgh. It is the largest health insurer in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware. It also has a presence in many other states through its subsidiary Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Highmark represents 60% of the patients in the Pittsburgh region.

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