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 […]

It’s bad enough when some scammer gets your credit card, but what happens when they steal your access to health care? Even worse, what if that person is a member of your family or a member of the health care […]