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Public Notice

University of Maryland, Baltimore Update on Accellion Data Incident

June 25, 2021

As previously announced, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) was affected by the recent Accellion, Inc. file transfer appliance (FTA) data security incident. Accellion FTA software is used by numerous universities, government agencies and public and private companies around the world. UMB is continuing its efforts to notify anyone whose personal information may have been involved in the Accellion incident, as required by law.

Accellion is an information technology vendor that supplied UMB’s FTA. The FTA was utilized to allow for the transfer and receipt of sensitive data through a secure protocol. According to Accellion, its FTA software was targeted by a threat actor group(s), beginning in mid-December 2020. UMB stopped using the Accellion FTA and switched to a different secure file transfer platform in February 2021.

Although UMB had been told previously by Accellion that Accellion had investigated and had not found any signs that downloads had occurred, on March 29, 2021, UMB was informed that certain data files in its Accellion FTA had been posted on a cyber criminal’s website. UMB reported the incident to the FBI and is working with federal law enforcement officials. Outside forensic experts are also working diligently to investigate and determine the full scope of the incident. There is no evidence that any UMB information technology systems other than the FTA were impacted. On March 31, 2021, UMB began mailing letters to known impacted individuals. After initial investigation, on April 22, 2021, UMB began to engage with state officials regarding impacted agency records. Impacted files relate to certain social service, health, public health and research activities conducted by UMB on behalf of several data owners including:

  • Department of Juvenile Services (DJS): Various participants of Functional Family Therapy.

  • Maryland Department of Health (MDH): Various participants in the MDH Maryland Medicaid Program.

  • Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS):

    • Social Services Administration (SSA) - Various participants in Evidence Based Practices involving child and family therapy and substance abuse treatment programs.

    • Child Support Administration (CSA) - Various individuals who receive services through the Child Support Administration.

    • Family Investment Administration (FIA) - Various participants in the Family Investment Administration's (FIA) benefit programs of DHS.

Notification letters are being sent as potentially affected individuals are identified. The information affected varies widely by individual and in some cases included names, addresses, date of birth, demographic and/or health related information and other information associated with participation in a certain program, review or study. For some individuals, the personal information involved included a Social Security number, and these individuals are being provided complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection services as required by law.

It is recommended that all individuals generally, and as affected by this incident, closely monitor financial account statements and credit reports and report any discrepancies to law enforcement. Additional guidance that consumers can take to protect themselves can be found at: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft.

UMB has established a toll-free call center dedicated to answering questions about this incident. This call center is available beginning June 29, 2021, at 855-867-0875, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM EST (excluding holidays). Individuals who participated in the programs above who have not received a notice letter within approximately 3 weeks may wish to call to confirm whether they were affected.

UMB takes seriously the security and privacy of personal information entrusted to us, and deeply regrets that this incident occurred and any concern this may cause.

Updates to this notice will be posted at https://www.umaryland.edu/accellion.​

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Public Notice for Maryland Medicaid's Section 1115 HealthChoice Waiver Renewal Application - - May 4, 2021

Second Public Notice for Maryland Medicaid Enteral Nutritional Services Reimbursement-- January 15, 2021

Second Public Notice for Maryland Medicaid Enteral Supplies Reimbursement​-- January 15, 2021 

Maryland Medicaid DMS/DME and Oxygen Rate Adjustment- Revised Effective Date​ - December 22, 2020

Maryland Medicaid Provider Rate Changes from January 1, 2021​-- December 18, 2020

Coverage of the Administration of COVID-19 Vaccines​ -- December 17, 2020

Maryland State Plan for Emergency Service Transporter Supplemental Payment Program -- September 30, 2020 

Second Public Notice for State Plan Amendment for Targeted Case Management Services for Certain Medicaid Programs Operated by the Developmental Disabilities Administration​ -- September 29, 2020

Board of Public Works Medicaid Provider Rate Changes for DC Hospitals​​​ -- July 14, 2020

Board of Public Works Provider Rate (State Plan) Updates across the Maryland Medical Assistance Program​​​ -- July 1, 2020


​Waiver Requests to Assist Healthcare Providers in Responding to COVID-19 

1135 Waiver 

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) sent an 1135 waiver application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on March 20, 2020. The State can submit additional amendments to the 1135 waiver to address the COVID-19 outbreak. MDH expects to ask for more changes as needed to continue operations during this state of emergency. Check back for updates to this waiver. 

 
Section 1135 Waiver​ - Maryland Request for Section 1135 Waiver Flexibilities Related to Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID- 19) National Emergency and Public Health Emergency ​-- March 20, 2020

 
Approval of Section 1135 Waiver Reques​t ​- ​Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services response -- March 26, 2020.​

 
Approval of Section 1135 Waiver 2nd Request​ - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services response -- May 6, 2020

 
Approval of Section 1135 Waiver 3rd Request​ - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services response -- July 31, 2020

 
Approval of Section 1135 Waiver 4th Request​​ - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services response -- August 31, 2020

 
See the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for more information on 1135 Waivers​.​


Appendix K 

Appendix K Approval Letter - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approval amending 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,  Adults with Brain Injury, Home and Community Based Options, Model Waiver for Fragile Children, and Medical Day Care Services to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic -- January 13, 2021

 
APPENDIX K: Emergency Preparedness and Response​ and COVID-19 Addendum​​ - Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,  Adults with Brain Injury, Home and Community Based Options, Model Waiver for Fragile Children, and Medical Day Care Services -- January 13, 2021

 
Appendix K Approval Letter - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approval amending 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,  Adults with Brain Injury, Home and Community Based Options, Model Waiver for Fragile Children, and Medical Day Care Services to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic -- April 24,2020

 
APPENDIX K: Emergency Preparedness and Response​ and COVID-19 Addendum​ - Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,  Adults with Brain Injury, Home and Community Based Options, Model Waiver for Fragile Children, and Medical Day Care Services -- April 24, 2020

 
Appendix K Approval Letter - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approval amending 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers for Family Supports, Community Supports, and Community Pathways to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic -- April 23,2020

 
APPENDIX K: Emergency Preparedness and Response​ - Family Supports, Community Supports, and Community Pathways Waivers -- April 23, 2020

 

State Plan

Approval of State Plan Amendment (SPA) #20-0003​ - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services -- May 4, 2020

 
Approval of State Plan Amendment (SPA) # 20-0001​ - ​Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services -- April 17, 2020.​

​Behavioral Health ASO Updates

For the most recent Behavioral Health ASO updates, visit Optum Maryland Provider Alerts.


​Medicaid General Information

Participants and applicants can find information on how and where to apply for benefits.

Health care providers and researchers can find billing information, data, and published reports.

Information on committees, activities, and other Departmental efforts that are underway regarding health care in Maryland are also available here.

Maryland Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model Grant

Behavioral Health System of Care

Maryland Medicaid Parity Compliance Report

Alternative Benefit Plan

Maryland Medicaid Fee-for-Service Access Monitoring Review Plan

Maryland Medicaid Opioid DUR Workgroup

Maryland Medicaid 1115 Waiver Renewal (Amendment) and Post-Award Forum

 ePREP is Live! Click here for more information.

​Program Resources

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