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Healthcare Data Incident Disrupts Services in Las Vegas Valley

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 23, 2024 4:34 am

Las Vegas, NV – A nationwide cybersecurity incident involving Change Healthcare, a payments servicer for healthcare providers, has caused disruptions to some services in the Las Vegas Valley. The incident, acknowledged this week, has led to delays in prescription refills and other issues for some patients.

Limited Information:

  • The nature and extent of the incident remain unclear, with Change Healthcare offering minimal details as of Thursday evening.
  • The company acknowledges potential impacts on pharmacy services, including longer wait times for refills.

Impact on Local Healthcare:

  • Comprehensive Cancer Centers reported delays in customer service and patient appointment booking.
  • Walgreens and CVS Health confirmed potential issues for a small percentage of customers, mainly related to insurance claims and medication access.
  • Change Healthcare expects the disruption to continue until Friday at least.

Uncertainties and Ongoing Developments:

  • The full scope of the incident and its potential consequences are still unknown.
  • The long-term impact on patient care and data security remains to be seen.

Credits: KTNV

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