AHA Letter to Senate Finance Committee for May 1 Hearing on Change Healthcare Cyberattack

April 29, 2024

The Honorable Ron Wyden
Chairman, Committee on Finance
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
The Honorable Mike Crapo
Ranking Member, Committee on Finance
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Crapo:

On behalf of AHA’s nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, our clinician partners — including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and other caregivers — and the 43,000 health care leaders who belong to our professional membership groups, the American Hospital Association (AHA) writes to you in advance of the May 1 hearing with UnitedHealth Group regarding the Change Healthcare cyberattack. We applaud your attention to this important issue that has touched nearly every part of the U.S. health care system, threatening both patient access to care and the financial stability of providers.

As you prepare for this hearing, we wanted to provide an update regarding outstanding issues continuing to impact patients, hospitals and health systems, as well as discuss actions for Congress and the Administration to consider going forward.

See full letter.