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CHA Shares Updates on Change Healthcare Cyberattack

What’s happening: Hospitals and health systems operations continue to be impacted by the cyberattack on Change Healthcare. 

What else to know: CHA supports AHA’s recommendations urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take steps to mitigate the impact on providers experiencing issues with claims processing and pharmacy operations.  

CHA is working with the American Hospital Association (AHA) to share information on, and minimize the impact of, the cyberattack on Change Healthcare. The attack has led to disruptions in Change Healthcare’s claims processing and pharmacy services, which have significantly impacted hospitals and health systems.  

As UnitedHealth Group works to resolve the attack on their systems, CHA supports AHA’s recommendations to HHS to take steps to mitigate the impact on hospitals and health systems.  

On Feb. 26, the AHA and the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center shared a bulletin to provide additional information on indicators of compromise, as well as maintaining network connectivity with UnitedHealth Group, Optum, and UnitedHealthcare. The recommendations included in the bulletin are consistent with AHA’s guidance on the incident. 

On Feb. 27, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and HHS issued the updated joint advisory #StopRansomware: ALPHV Blackcat. The updated advisory provides new indicators of compromise and tactics, techniques, and procedures associated with the ALPHV Blackcat ransomware as a service. ALPHV Blackcat is alleged to be involved in ongoing attacks impacting the health care field.