The Internal Revenue Service needs to improve the security of the health care information submitted by health insurance providers and pharmaceutical makers and importers on information returns, according to a new government report.

The report, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, evaluated the IRS’s management controls and processes for risk management, requirements and change management, testing, security, and fraud detection for its information returns project. The ACA Information Returns Release 1 Project, or AIR Release 1 Project, is an information technology project managed under the IRS’s ACA Program under the Affordable Care Act.

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