News Briefs: Politicians Probe Change Cyberattack

A bipartisan group of politicians wrote a letter on April 15 to UnitedHealth Group CEO Andrew Witty seeking information about the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, a UnitedHealth subsidiary since 2022. They wrote that they were interested in UnitedHealth’s “efforts to secure Change Healthcare’s systems since it was acquired by your company and the efforts you are taking to restore systemic functionality and support patients and providers affected by the attack.” The letter noted that Change’s systems process about 15 billion transactions each year and are linked to about 900,000 physicians, 118,000 dentists, 33,000 pharmacies and 5,500 hospitals. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) and Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chair Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Ranking Member Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) signed the letter.

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