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By now, most people know about the perils of identity theft, where someone steals your personal or financial account information and makes fraudulent charges or opens bogus accounts in your name. ID theft can take a serious toll on your […]
Medical Identity Theft: The Fraud That Can Kill You
When it comes to medical identity theft, more than your money is in danger: This type of fraud could cost you your life. Receiving the wrong blood type, being misdiagnosed, or getting a prescription in error because a fraudster’s medical […]
Newest Ponemon Study Outlines Top Security Threats To Patient Information
ID Experts and the Ponemon Institute, announced the results from the Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security. The Study reveals new and expanded threats to the security and privacy of patient information in the U.S healthcare […]
Experian Data Breach Resolution And The Ponemon Institute Release Study Findings About eHealth Usage And Attitudes
MIFA founding member Experian, has released the study Risks & Rewards of Online & Mobile Health Services: Consumer Attitudes Explored, which examines consumers’ perceptions about sharing their personal information when using online health services and mobile apps. Read the full […]
Having Your Financial Identity Stolen Is Awful. Having Your Medical Identity Stolen Is Worse
Most of us tightly guard our credit cards and bank account numbers, but health insurance policy numbers are also prime targets for thieves. An estimated 1.84 million people were victims of medical identity theft in 2013, according to the Poneman […]
Your Medical Info Is NOT Secure. Here’s Six Ways To Fix That
Identity theft doesn’t just hit your wallet. It can jeopardize health insurance and medical care. The odds of your becoming a victim of identity theft are greater than ever. The number of consumers whose information was compromised in a recent […]
Clearwater Compliance Joins MIFA As Founding Member
The Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA), a public/private sector effort that acts as the intersection between industry, government and consumers announced today that Clearwater Compliance, LLC has joined the organization as a Founding Member. MIFA is focused on developing best […]
Leaders Share Visions for the Future of Secure Identity Infrastructures
Leaders Share Visions for the Future of Secure Identity Infrastructures for Federal, Healthcare, Enterprise and Consumer Environments at 2013 Smart Card Alliance Government Conference The 2013 Smart Card Alliance Government Conference, the leading event for ID security,and the new User-Centric […]
AG Harris Issues Guidelines to Help Prevent Medical Identity Theft
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris released guidelines on Thursday to help prevent medical identity theft, including tips and recommendations for the health care industry, providers and consumers. “Medical identity theft has been called the privacy crime that can kill,” Harris […]
More than 1.8 million medical ID theft victims in 2013 That’s a 19% increase over last year according to the 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft. More than 300,000 new medical identity theft cases were reported during the one-year period, […]
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Industry Wisdom on Medical ID Fraud
Healthcare Industry Wisdom on Medical Identity Fraud offers food-for-thought on how healthcare organizations can implement and improve their anti-fraud programs. The paper spans across a variety of topics including fraud management, health IT issues and patient authentication.
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Investments to Fight Medical ID Fraud
Healthcare Industry Investments to Fight Medical Identity Fraud looks at the types of investments and priorities the industry is making to detect, prevent and mitigate medical ID theft and fraud.
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Survey on Medical ID Theft
The Fifth Annual Study on Medical Identity Theft measures the prevalence, extent, and impact of medical identity theft in the United States to consumers and the healthcare industry.
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is proud to be a founding member of MIFA. Anyone can be a victim of medical identity theft and most individuals do not understand how it occurs, how to minimize their risk, or where to go for assistance. That is why the ITRC is committed to building awareness and educational tools for consumers and the medical community through various partnerships, such as MIFA.Eva Casey Velasquez, President/CEO, CIPA
Participation is open to all healthcare ecosystem stakeholders, including: health plans and healthcare providers; associations/consumer organizations; law enforcement and government agencies; academia and private research; and industry and technology service providers. Visit our Membership page or Contact Us.