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Arizona resolves high-risk rating in health exchange

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Arizona had been among the states rated as high-risk
for security problems as it prepared to roll out a hub to the federal health
care exchange.

Documents provided to The Associated Press show more than two-thirds of states
had potential security problems with systems designed to tap into federal
computers to verify sensitive personal information.

A spokeswoman for Arizona’s Medicaid program, Monica Coury, says the nine
high-risk findings identified by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services have been resolved. Arizona rolled out its link on Oct. 19.

Coury says most of the findings were related to policies needed to satisfy
federal requirements on auditing and maintenance. She characterized them as
minor issues.

Arizona has a three-year authorization to connect to the federal health care
exchange.

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