The Social Security number is overused and abused by hospitals, banks, and even retailers, putting millions of Americans at risk of identity theft. But experts say it doesn’t have to be this way. Social Security numbers may be the worst […]

While the digitization of healthcare records has been well-intentioned, it has also created an unintended consequence: medical identity theft. In 2014, the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance found that incidences of medical identity theft had nearly doubled since a similar study […]

Medical identity theft is a terrible crime, risking the health and lives of patients whose information has been stolen. And with ransomware and other threats to healthcare data, it’s a crime that will only continue to grow. But with the […]

With the first round of HIPPA Audits behind us, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) indicated back in March that it would finally launch the long-awaited round 2 of HIPAA audits in 2016. The Purpose of Audits Audits are done […]

Accurately and proactively identifying patients in a provider’s office before healthcare services are performed significantly reduces the likelihood of phantom billing and medical identity theft – and the overwhelming financial implications of each. In response to a reporter’s question, notorious […]

BBB offers advice and best practices for managing your medical information. Identity theft affects millions of Americans every year, causing financial ruin and damaging credit histories that can take months or years to repair. Unfortunately, a specific type of identity […]

Healthcare Industry Fraud Experts Share Wisdom on Fighting Medical Identity Fraud Medical Identity Fraud Alliance Members Provide Subject Expertise to Help Healthcare Organizations Navigate and Understand Medical Identity Fraud Washington, DC, November 1, 2016 – The Medical Identity Fraud Alliance […]

One in five Americans says that they’ve been a victim of identity theft or attempted identity theft in the past year. Most of us are familiar by now with the steps to take if your identity has been compromised. The […]

Criminals are using health records to commit medical identity theft, a crime that causes even more suffering than financial identity theft. Think having credit cards or a mortgage opened in your name is a nightmare? Maybe, but it’s nothing compared […]

Buyers and sellers on the digital underground are trading healthcare records databases for as much as $200,000, according to a report from Intel Security. And that’s at a discount. Cybercriminals are selling databases of stolen medical records at a discount […]