Change Healthcare Breach Information and Resources


Change Healthcare was hacked by a ransomware group ALPHV, also known as BlackCat, on February 21st. Many psychologists have been affected by this breach.  

We have gathered helpful resources and information to help navigate the situation:
  • This form acts as the first point of contact for providers seeking short-term financial help due to the disruption caused by issues with Change Healthcare. 
  • Check eligibility here TFC (  

If you continue to face obstacles because of the cyberattack, you can email for support. 

Additional information
  • APA sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) highlighting the severe impact of the breach on psychologists and calling for action by HHS. 
  • Click here to find additional Resources for Providers in Response to the Change Healthcare Cyberattack 
  • Sen. Warner introduced legislation on March 22 that modifies existing law to enable accelerated and advance payments under Medicare and Medicaid and allow the Health Secretary to determine if a cyberattack requires such payments. 
  • Chuck Schumer wrote this letter to urge “Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to immediately make Accelerated and Advanced Payments available to the hospitals, pharmacies, and relevant providers who have been impacted by the Change Healthcare cyberattack.” 
Information to share with your patients:  
  • Potential leakage of protected, sensitive patient data. It is important to inform your patients of the potential data breach. 
  • There are ongoing difficulties getting prescriptions or health care requiring prior authorizations. They might experience delays with receiving prescriptions. 
  • Long-term financial impact on practices, which could lead to workforce disruptions and/or practices closing, affecting patient access to care. 


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