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Sen. Warner introduces legislation to encourage minimum cyber standards in health sector following Change Healthcare attack

By Sara Friedman / March 25, 2024

Senate Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) has introduced legislation to encourage healthcare providers to invest in minimum cybersecurity standards in exchange for support on Medicare payments in the event of a cyber incident.

The “Health Care Cybersecurity Improvement Act” is in response to the Change Healthcare cyber attack in February, which has impacted payments to physician practices and resulted in the Department of Health and Human Services allowing flexibilities to help state Medicaid agencies to provide support and access...

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