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Health care news from around the web: January 30 – February 3, 2023

Written on Jan 30, 2023

Since 2009, the number of individuals affected by health data breaches in the U.S. has exceeded the country’s population of 331.9 million. As per federal statistics, this means many people have been victims of more than one incident. 

Long-term care facilities and providers should brace themselves for what may be an uptick in enforcement activity from Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) in the coming year. 

A new report from BlackBerry sheds light on Q4 2022 health care cyberattack trends, showing that ransomware is still a dominant tactic. 

Amazon’s new prescription drug subscription for Prime members will ship generic medications to customers' homes for a flat monthly fee of $5. Members can use the new service to order commonly prescribed generic medications that treat more than 80 common health conditions. The service includes free delivery.