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This growing form of fraud is harder to detect quickly—and the effects may be more than financial. You’re cautious about protecting debit and credit card information, but what about your health insurance information? If you share details about medical procedures […]
Scammers looking to hack mobile phones for patient medical info. Mobile phones may be the newest emerging battleground in combating widespread heisting of people’s medical identities. Two recent reports provide telling evidence. More than 25 million people will have their […]
Experian Data Breach Resolution releases its third annual Data Breach Industry Forecast
Global cyberconflicts, more hacktivism and disruptions during the presidential campaign are some possible issues on the horizon in 2016. As the data breach landscape continues to evolve, companies must try to stay ahead of the curve and be prepared to […]
Getting Ready For HIPAA Audits In 2016 – Are you Ready?
HIPAA audits are coming, and a lot of unprepared providers are going to be caught with their pants down. The audit mandate, an extension of the HITECH Act, means that any provider subject to HIPAA standards is also subject to […]
Why Medical Identity Theft Is On The Rise
Health insurance plans are indispensable. They allow us to get the care we need for less. However, in the data breach era we now live in, they also make us vulnerable to ID theft. Earlier in 2015, nearly 92 million […]
“I just look at it like it would never happen to me,” said Richard Croce. But unfortunately for him, he couldn’t be more wrong. Croce’s medical identity nightmare started with a phone call. “I was contacted by an attorney,” he […]
FTC warns public to be on the lookout for open enrollment Medicare scams
Scammers are looking to take advantage of your good name and identity. You can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your identity. If you get a call or email from someone claiming they are from Medicare, do […]
Millions feel sting of identity theft
Hackers’ relentless attacks leave victims feeling helpless. Theft of personal information has become so commonplace it seems only a matter of time before the next big breach is announced. Hackers have compromised the identities of millions of people in the […]
CareFirst Breach – Here We Go Again!
Medical identity theft to submit fraudulent health insurance claims has increased 21% in 2014 compared with 2013. The average cost per victim was $13,500 and about 200 hours of effort to resolve the problem. Sadly, only 10% report a satisfactory […]
Medical Identity Theft: How Healthcare Data Breaches Turn Patients into Victims
This is part 2 of a 4-part series on medical identity theft. According to the latest Gemalto’s Breach Level Index, the healthcare sector had the most data breaches in the first half of 2015, accounting for 21 percent of total […]
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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
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