UnitedHealth Group in the headlines: 10 updates

Here are 10 updates on UnitedHealth Group and its subsidiaries that Becker's has reported since May 28:

1. The 49 lawsuits filed against UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare subsidiary alleging the company failed to protect patient information during a February ransomware attack will be consolidated in Minnesota instead of Tennessee, where the subsidiary is based. 

2. UnitedHealth Group's Optum arm sold its workers' compensation Settlement Solutions business to ExamWorks Compliance Solutions.

3. Mobile, Ala.-based Infirmary Health is out of network with UnitedHealthcare as of June 4. 

4. UnitedHealth Group the highest ranking healthcare company on the Fortune 500 in 2024. 

5. The United Health Foundation released its 12th annual "America's Health Rankings Senior Report."

6. Change Healthcare is responsible for notifying affected individuals about data privacy breaches that occurred as a result of the cyberattack on the company in late February, HHS said. 

7. A possible divestiture buyer has backed out of a deal with UnitedHealth Group and Amedisys that aimed to make a proposed acquisition of the home health company more palatable to regulators. 

8. Sen. Ron Wyden is urging regulators to investigate UnitedHealth Group for what he termed "negligent" security practices, which he believes contributed to the February cyberattack on its subsidiary Change Healthcare. 

9. UnitedHealth Group is running around 500 use-case applications for AI across the organization, CEO Andrew Witty told investors.

10. In 2025, Minnesota's Medicaid program will no longer award managed care contracts to for-profit HMOs. The move will initially affect UnitedHealthcare the most because it is the only for-profit organization with a Minnesota Medicaid contract.

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