By hacking an insurance company or hospital, criminals can access all of your sensitive information in one fell swoop. This year is already on track to topple 2016’s record-breaking 1,093 data breaches. In the first six months of 2017, 791 […]

Medical identity theft is on the rise and hackers are being more creative about obtaining personal medical information. In fact, a recent study by researchers at Michigan State University found nearly 1,800 incidences of large data breaches in patient information […]

Having your Social Security number removed from your Medicare card helps fight medical identity theft. Changes are coming to your Medicare card. By April 2019, your card will be replaced with one that no longer shows your Social Security number. […]

New research suggests that your personal health information may be at higher risk of exposure in certain types of hospitals. But there are steps you can take to secure your info. You may never have considered whether your preferred hospital […]

Criminals know there are dollars in data and that monetizing medical records is a lucrative pastime. This trend could foreshadow the next evolution of medical identity fraud. Cyber criminals could sell medical identities to uninsured or underinsured individuals, peddle pharmaceuticals […]

Pennsylvania residents are receiving phone calls from people asking them to switch their health insurance from their current carrier to the “Pennsylvania Department of Health’s plan.” It’s a scam. The state health department and the Erie County Department of Health […]

The state of Florida has released a resource guide to help residents prevent identity theft. The guide offers information about the many forms of identity theft, ways consumers can further protect private information and steps to take if identity theft […]

Study also finds that half of these victims were subject to medical identity theft and on average had to pay $2,500 in out-of-pocket costs per incident. Twenty-six percent of U.S. consumers have had their personal medical information stolen from healthcare […]

As medical identity theft continues to rise, so does its impact on the healthcare industry and patients. Prevention is possible with the right health IT solutions. In 2014, nearly 9 million patient health records were breached in 164 reported incidents. […]

Criminals are stealing health records to obtain prescriptions or treatment in victims’ names. WHEN PAULA KOTZEN learned at her doctor’s office that hacker s had at tacked medical records in Marin County, it was like déjà vu. “This would probably […]