Change Healthcare Faces Lawsuits, Could Lose Clients After Data Breach

UnitedHealth Group could face significant financial and legal consequences amid the ongoing cyberattack on its Change Healthcare subsidiary. A federal regulator is investigating the diversified health care giant for possible HIPAA violations; patients and providers have filed lawsuits; and the firm was forced to suspend prior authorization in many cases, which may hurt the bottom line of its UnitedHealthcare insurance arm, according to Wall Street analysts.

In addition to these immediate problems, Change Healthcare may lose the leading position it holds in its areas of operation. Some providers and insurers have already begun to switch to other revenue cycle management platforms and claims clearinghouses, one expert tells AIS Health, a division of MMIT.

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.

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