Change Healthcare

May 7, 2024 1 min read
Change Healthcare

In late February, Change Healthcare, a unit of UnitedHealth Group (UHG), fell victim to a cybersecurity incident, significantly impacting health care operations across the United States. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been actively coordinating with UHG to mitigate the consequences of the attack and ensure continuity of health care services. As a result of the cyberattack, numerous health care providers reported issues related to the submission of claims and receipt of payments, potentially affecting the financial flow and operational capabilities within the sector. In response, Medicare and Medicaid services have implemented measures such as encouraging electronic data interchange (EDI) enrollment changes for claims processing and relaxing prior authorization requirements. The incident underscores the vulnerability of the health care sector to such attacks and highlights the need for enhanced cybersecurity measures across the ecosystem.

Source: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2024/03/05/hhs-statement-regarding-the-cyberattack-on-change-healthcare.html

"id": "cha212050724",
"linkid": "changehealthcare",
"type": "Breach",
"date": "03/2023",
"severity": "100",
"impact": "5",
"explanation": "Attack threatening the organization’s existence"

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