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Cyberattack on insurance giant disrupting business for doctors, therapists

March 4, 2024
CNN
Contributed by: Drex DeFord
Summary
US healthcare professionals suffer business disruption, revenue loss due to week-long cyberattack on UnitedHealth's Change Healthcare. Outage forces manual billing, burdens hospitals, pharmacies. Health insurers sever connections to Change Healthcare as caution; health care providers use alternative clearinghouses for insurance submissions. Patients struggle with medication access; while cyberattack impacts insurance processing, causing systemic attack on healthcare sector. Attack traced to ransomware gang ALPHV, targeting US universities, healthcare providers, hotels.
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