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Suspected cyberattack impacts pharmacies processing claims for Vermonters on Medicaid

Posted on AllSides February 26th, 2024
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The company that operates the pharmacy claims system for Vermont’s Medicaid program is experiencing a cyber security issue that could impact patients’ access to prescription medications. Alex McCracken, director of communications for the Department of Vermont Health Access, said the issue has resulted in the temporary outage of a system that processes prescription claims for the 200,000 Vermonters enrolled in Medicaid. The state contracts with a company called Change Healthcare, which merged with Optum in 2022, to operate Medicaid pharmacy claims. UnitedHealth Group, which owns Change Healthcare, reported a "suspected...

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