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 […]

Medical identity data is alluring to criminals because they can hold on to the information for a long time, unlike credit card information, that has a relatively short shelf life. A tiny camera with a little blue light sits along […]

Healthcare information is everywhere today, and it’s a boon to patients and providers alike. This is part 1 of a 3-part series on current cyber risks. According to Paul Kocher, one of the leading U.S. cryptography experts, there has been […]

When PHI is exposed, patient lives and the provider’s business can hang in the balance. Healthcare information is everywhere today, and it’s a boon to patients and providers alike. Electronic health records allow a primary care physician to quickly send […]

One type of ID theft that isn’t as widespread as recent headline-grabbing data breaches — but can be just as devastating to the individual consumer — is medical ID theft. As consumers, we have learned to try to protect ourselves […]

This is part 1 of a 4-part series on medical identity theft. With all of the healthcare data breaches this year, medical identity theft has become a major concern. This is the first in a series of in-depth articles by […]

CareFirst, Inc. is facing a proposed class-action lawsuit over the data breach it disclosed in May, with one current member and one former member leading the charge in the complaint filed Aug. 6 with the U.S. District Court of Maryland. […]

Guest: James Quiggle – Coalition Against Insurance Fraud Despite all of the technological advances and crack downs on medical identity theft in the U.S., it continues to be a pressing problem in the healthcare industry causing billions of dollars in […]

Medical identity theft is a billion-dollar “industry” that hits a lot closer to home than you think. It generally involves fraudulent use of personal information (name, Social Security number, insurance information) for the purposes of obtaining medical services or devices, […]

Christine Carpenter was surprised, to say the least, when she received a bill from Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in July for treatment of a heroin overdose. The 37-year-old Reading resident owes nearly $700 in out-of-pocket for the May 26 […]