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What will the data breach landscape look like in 2017?
Experian Data Breach Resolution releases its fourth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast with five key predictions. COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — While many companies have data breach preparedness on their radar, it takes constant vigilance to stay […]
How Social Security numbers became skeleton keys for fraudsters
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 […]
Medical Identity Theft: A Deadly Side Effect of Healthcare Data Breaches
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 […]
Medical Identity Theft Is on the Rise: 7 Steps to Protect Yourself
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 […]
Medical Identity Theft: Another Reason To Protect Your Wallet
Cell phone? Check. Credit Card? Check. Health Insurance Card…? Most people are sure to protect their cell phone and credit cards. You should have the same sense of urgency to guard your health insurance card. Medical identity theft is a […]
Good Intentioned But Faulty Laws Make Patients Vulnerable To Medical Identity Fraud
Patient identity mix-ups can be disastrous, according to both common sense and statistics. A new report by the ECRI Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to improving patient care, revealed more than 7,600 cases of “wrong-patient” errors over a two-and-a-half-year period. In […]
Patient Identity: Protecting Seniors from Identity Fraud
MIFA Strategic Partner launches Action Center to help reduce medical ID fraud for seniors. While the United States has made progress in moving towards a more modern healthcare system, significant work remains. There’s no disputing that our medical device and […]
The Rise of Medical Identity Theft
When thieves take your personal data to get prescription drugs, doctor care, or surgery, it can endanger your health and trash your finances. It began like an ordinary purse snatching. The credit card reader on the gas pump at her […]
Will Removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare Cards Make a Difference?
Or will it be too little, too late? If you’re not yet old enough to qualify for Medicare coverage, you may not realize that Medicare cards are distinctly old-fashioned: They are simply laminated cards that openly display that most traditional […]
On The Dark Web, Medical Records Are A Hot Commodity
In the hidden recesses of the Internet, millions of people’s medical records are up for sale to criminals. For John Kuhn, a routine visit to a hospital in Michigan turned into a $20,000 bill for surgery that he never actually […]
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Industry Wisdom on Medical Identity 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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Industry Investments to Fight Medical Identity FraudThe 2015 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. Get the paper
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Annual Study on Medical ID TheftThe 2014 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. Access the Study
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
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