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Change Healthcare systems breached

Change Healthcare systems breached

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Change Healthcare, a revenue cycle management company, has experienced a cyberattack, it stated on its website

“Once we became aware of the outside threat, in the interest of protecting our partners and patients, we took immediate action to disconnect our systems to prevent further impact. At this time, we believe the issue is specific to Change Healthcare and all other systems across UnitedHealth Group are operational.” 

UnitedHealth Group merged Change with Optum in 2022, despite opposition from the Department of Justice, which claimed the deal would harm competition in commercial health insurance markets and technology markets.  

In an SEC filing this week, UnitedHealth Group addressed the breach and stated that the company “immediately” isolated the impacted systems from other connecting systems and said the company was working to resume normal operations, but unable to estimate the length of the disruption. 

Change Healthcare is an independent health care technology company providing health care analytics, software, services and data to health care providers, health insurers and other software and services firms in the health care industry. Its revenues were $3.4 billion in 2021. 

UnitedHealth Group’s subsidiaries include UnitedHealthcare, the largest health insurer in the United States. United’s revenues were $288 billion in 2021.


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