AHA Statement on UnitedHealth Group Update on Change Healthcare Cyberattack

Rick Pollack
President and CEO
American Hospital Association

March 8, 2024

We appreciate the information that UnitedHealth Group has laid out regarding an aspirational timeline of potential technical relief for this historic cyberattack on the U.S. health care system. However, nothing in the announcement materially changes the chronic cash flow implications and uncertainty that our nation’s hospitals and physicians are experiencing as a result. 

Even after Change Healthcare’s technology is restored, it will be weeks – if not months – before our hospitals and other health care providers will be made whole. The AHA will continue to work with HHS, Congress, UnitedHealth Group and other payers to ensure that all options for assistance are explored so that the health care field can continue to care for patients and communities.