CalOptima, a Medicaid managed care plan serving 360,000 recipients in Orange County, Calif., has lost claims data on 68,000 members. The missing data includes substantial identifying information on affected members. The insurer has posted the following notice, first reported by HIStalk, on the home page of its Web site:

"CalOptima has identified the potential loss of past medical claims information for approximately 68,000 of its members that was stored on electronic media devices.

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