Change Healthcare cyberattack inflicts severe damage on physician practices

Change Healthcare cyberattack inflicts severe damage on physician practices

AMA survey paints a grim picture of the aftermath of the cyber-attack, with an 36% of respondents reporting the suspension of claim payments. 

The American Medical Association (AMA) has disclosed the profound and lasting repercussions of the Change Healthcare cyberattack, illustrating the precarious state of physician practices across the United States. The findings, unveiled in an informal survey report, underscore a landscape fraught with financial turmoil and jeopardized patient care in the wake of the devastating hack.

Conducted from March 26 to April 3, the survey found that 36% of respondents reporting the suspension of claim payments. Furthermore, 32% lamented their inability to submit claims, while 22% found themselves unable to verify eligibility for benefits. Particularly vulnerable to the fallout are practices housing ten physicians or fewer, bearing the brunt of the crisis.

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