Medical Debt Collection Firm R1 RCM Hit in Ransomware Attack
Krebs on Security
R1 RCM Inc. [NASDAQ:RCM], one of the nation’s largest medical debt collection companies, has been hit in a ransomware attack.
Formerly known as Accretive Health Inc., Chicago-based R1 RCM brought in revenues of $1.18 billion in 2019. The company has more than 19,000 employees and contracts with at least 750 healthcare organizations nationwide.
R1 RCM acknowledged taking down its systems in response to a ransomware attack, but otherwise declined to comment for this story.
The “RCM” portion of its name refers to “revenue cycle management,” an industry which tracks profits throughout the life cycle of each patient, including patient registration, insurance and benefit verification, medical treatment documentation, and bill preparation and collection from patients.
The company has access to a wealth of...