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Navigating the Change Healthcare Fallout: An Insider’s Look

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The Change Healthcare cyberattack on February 21st upended a huge slice of the U.S. health care system, virtually crippling all aspects of the patient care continuum when the clearinghouse’s services were hacked. That is because Change Healthcare processes 15 billion claims totaling more than $1.5 trillion a year and may handle 50 percent of all medical claims in the country. The impact has been devastating for many patients, hospitals, and providers, particularly those already operating under financial constraints. 

Having an understanding of the size and scale of this cyberattack has been critically important to ensuring lawmakers and regulators understand the outsized impact on providers. Enter Matt Szaflarski, a revenue cycle intelligence leader at Kodiak Solutions. In the aftermath of the attack, Matt has become a leading voice in clarifying the role, scale, and impact within the care continuum and quantifying its impact. 

In this episode, Szaflarski discusses:

  • The role of a clearinghouse in patient care from start to finish;
  • A breakdown of the Change Healthcare cyberattack and subsequent fallout, including the effect on patients and loss of provider safety nets; and
  • Future of health care and recovering from the hack.


Kodiak Solutions is a leading technology and tech-enabled services company that simplifies complex business problems.

Kodiak has built a high-performing business for healthcare provider organizations revolving around a proprietary net revenue reporting solution, Revenue Cycle Analytics, and expanded to a broad suite of software and services in support of CFOs. Kodiak’s 400 employees engage with more than 1,850 hospitals and 250,000 practice-based physicians across all 50 states.

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