Change Healthcare — More Information on the February Cyberattack

Change Healthcare (CHC) provides billing services for healthcare providers and some insurers. On February 19th and 20th, CHC suffered a cyber attack that paralyzed insurance billing in the U.S. for a couple of months.

Since then, CHC has gone through 90% of the affected files — and there were millions of them — and contends that sensitive charts and medical histories from doctors’ offices were not accessed by the criminals.

The company says people who are concerned about their data being compromised can get two years worth of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection from CHC.

“While CHC does not yet know the full extent of data impacted by individual and related covered entity customer, for purposes of individual notice, it is notifying those impacted customers it has identified so they can take action, providing a website URL that those customers can link to from their own websites to share with their potentially impacted individuals,” the company said.

Included in the compromised data is contact information, health insurance details, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, billing and payment data and other personal information.

Source link: Insurance Business America — https://bit.ly/3zlNpBO

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