Congressional Committees Grill United CEO Over Cyberattack - 05/13/2024

Federal lawmakers on both sides of the aisle rebuked UnitedHealth Group CEO Andrew Witty for the company’s handling of the recent cyberattack on its subsidiary, Change Healthcare, during back-to-back hearings. TMA has been in touch with members of Congress regarding the attack’s impact on physicians, among other advocacy efforts. Read more.

Practice Viability Consequences of Cyberattack Weighed by House Subcommittee - 04/19/2024

The Feb. 21 cyberattack on Change Healthcare – and its consequences for physician practice viability, industry consolidation, and patient access to care – were the subject of the first of several anticipated congressional hearings on the topic. UnitedHealth Group – notably absent from the hearing – faces mounting pressure to account for the attack.

Feds’ Response to Cyberattack Aids Physicians, But Further Measures Needed - 03/14/2024

Eligible physician practices and others impacted by the recent cyberattack on Change Healthcare now may apply for accelerated and advanced payments for certain Medicare and Medicaid claims.

UPDATE: Cyberattack Disrupts Payment and Revenue Cycle Management - 03/12/2024

Physicians using Change Healthcare – a health care technology company that is part of Optum and owned by UnitedHealth Group – may experience claims disruptions after the company experienced a cyberattack on Feb. 21.

CMS Announces Flexibilities Following Cyberattack - 03/12/2024

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced several flexibilities that aim to help physicians in the wake of the cyberattack against Change Healthcare, which upset payment and revenue cycle management operations in pharmacies and health systems across the country.