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Change Healthcare data breach


We are aware Change Healthcare has confirmed data was compromised in its February cyber incident.

Highmark is working with Change and United HealthGroup to fully understand the nature and extent of the impact on our members and customers. We will continue to support our members as more information becomes available.

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Fraud Alert: Fake COVID-19 testing sites

PITTSBURGH (April 2, 2020) — Be wary of fraudulent pop-up COVID-19 testing sites. Red flags that could indicate a test scam include:

  • No affiliation with local medical provider or government entity (health department)
  • Test sites offer “free” testing for Medicare recipients
  • Exorbitant upfront fee for testing for non-Medicare patients or not taking private insurance at all
  • Offering or indicating additional testing will be conducted beyond COVID 19 on patient’s sample
  • Failure to utilize current CDC guidance and OSHA’s standards in interaction with patients
  • Use common sense on whether these sites are true medical professionals

FIPR:
1-800-438-2478 (PA/DE)
1-800-788-5661 (WV)
FIPR@hmhs.com

Integrity Hotline:
1-800-985-1056
Integrity@highmarkhealth.org