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March 14, 2024

OCR Investigating Health Information Security Following Change Healthcare Attack

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Right (OCR) has opened an investigation into whether UnitedHealth Group and Change Healthcare are taking appropriate steps to protect patients’ health information following the February cyberattack that continues to disrupt hospital operations and finances.

March 13, 2024

Alarming Growth in U.S. Cyber Crime

Health care remains the top target for a “multitude of malicious actors who have the tools to conduct large-scale fraud schemes,” and the challenge to protect against cyberattacks continues to grow.

March 12, 2024

Biden’s 2025 Budget Blueprint for Health

President Joe Biden has unveiled a $7.3 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2025 that includes a focus on drug pricing, cybersecurity, and Affordable Care Act subsidies, among other health priorities.

March 06, 2024

Next Steps in Medicare Drug Price Negotiations

CMS and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the agencies had received the first counteroffers from manufacturers in the Medicare drug price negotiation program.