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CMS sets July end date for CHOPD program

June 18, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced that payments under the Accelerated and Advance Payment (AAP) Program for the Change Healthcare/Optum Payment Disruption (CHOPD) will conclude on July 12, 2024.   Launched in early March, the CHOPD payments were designed to ease cash flow disruptions experienced by some Medicare providers and suppliers, such as hospitals, physicians and pharmacists, due to the unprecedented cyberattack that took health care electronic data interchange Change Healthcare...

Change Healthcare, Cyberattack, home medical equipment, Monopoly


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In brief: Numotion incident, EnsoData & Aeroflow partnership, Golden contract 

May 22, 2024HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion says a forensic investigation has determined that an unknown, unauthorized third party accessed its computer systems between Feb. 29 and March 2, 2024, and may have accessed certain files, including those with protected health information.  The information may have included names, dates of birth, equipment order details, supporting medical documentation, medical insurance information and, for a smaller subset of individuals, driver’s license numbers...

Aeroflow Health, Cyberattack, EnsoData, Golden Technologies, Numotion


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Numotion reports data privacy incident 

May 21, 2024HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion says a forensic investigation has determined that an unknown, unauthorized third party accessed its computer systems between Feb. 29 and March 2, 2024, and may have accessed certain files, including those with protected health information.  The information may have included names, dates of birth, equipment order details, supporting medical documentation, medical insurance information and, for a smaller subset of individuals, driver’s license numbers...

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Ascension Healthcare assesses impact of cyberattack 

May 13, 2024HME News Staff

ST. LOUIS – Ascension Healthcare has announced it detected unusual activity on select technology systems on May 8 and now believes it is due to a cybersecurity event.  The large health system says it has engaged Mandiant, a third-party expert, to assist in the investigation and remediation process, and it has notified the appropriate authorities.  “We responded immediately, initiated our investigation and activated our remediation efforts,” a spokesperson said. “Access...

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Ryan Wood on the ‘automation race’ in cybersecurity 

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Ryan Wood on the ‘automation race’ in cybersecurity 

May 10, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – Ryan Wood, VGM Group’s new chief information security officer, believes health care companies, as a general rule, need to “assume compromise” in the wake of the Change Healthcare cyberattack.  “Without knowing the specifics of the Change Healthcare cyberattack, I think we should be leaning on building our cyber program and infrastructure for resilience, rather than being focused on backup and recovery,” said Wood, a recent guest on the...

Cyberattack, Cybersecurity, Ryan Wood, VGM Group


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NCPA seeks pause on audits, ahead of cyberattack hearing 

May 1, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Independent pharmacies that are still experiencing operational  and financial disruptions related to the Change Healthcare cyberattack have made several asks to Congress as part of two separate congressional hearings today.  In statements for the record, members of the National Community Pharmacists Associations are urging Congress to:  Direct plans and pharmacy benefit managers to pause audits;  Make pharmacies whole for dispensing...

Change Healthcare, Cyberattack, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)


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John Rademacher

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Option Care details impact of cyberattack

April 26, 2024Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Health’s cash flow during the first quarter was negatively impacted by the Change Healthcare cyberattack, but the company has not changed its outlook for the full year, executives said on a recent earnings call.  From the date of the cyberattack on February 21 through the rest of the quarter, Option Care was unable to submit more than half its claims, said John Rademacher, president and CEO.   “This has resulted in a detrimental...

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In brief: Cyberattack update, PBM reform, Medicaid hearing

April 26, 2024HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS – Change Healthcare says it has made “strong progress” restoring services impacted by a cyberattack in February.  In the April 22 update, Change Healthcare said that medical claims across the U.S. health system are moving at near-normal levels, as systems come back online or providers switch to other methods of submission. The company said it realizes there are a small number of providers who continue to be adversely impacted and it is working with them to find...

Change Healthcare, Cyberattack, Medicaid, PBM reform, Sunknowledge


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Cyberattack: Change Healthcare provides status update

April 25, 2024HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Change Healthcare said in an update this week that it has made “strong progress” restoring services impacted by a cyberattack in February.  In the April 22 update, Change Healthcare said that medical claims across the U.S. health system are moving at near-normal levels, as systems come back online or providers switch to other methods of submission. The company said it realizes there are a small number of providers who continue to be adversely impacted...

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Option Care reports double-digit growth 

April 23, 2024HME News Staff

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Health reported revenue of $1.14 billion for the first quarter of 2024, an increase of 12.8% compared to the same quarter last year, despite the disruption caused by the Change Healthcare cyberattack in February.  “The Option Care Health team delivered solid financial results while navigating a disruptive environment,” said John Rademacher, CEO. “I am proud of the resilient enterprise we have built and the team's unwavering commitment...

Change Healthcare, Cyberattack, Financial Results, Option Care


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