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Technology improves patient financial security
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 […]
How cyber criminals use the Dark Web to monetize stolen healthcare data
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 […]
Medical Data Everywhere: Health Revolution or Time Bomb?
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 […]
Medical ID theft a growing threat to consumers; protect yourself with these tips
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 […]
Medical Identity Theft: A Big Deal or Much Ado about Nothing?
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 […]
Medical Identity Theft Is ‘Off the Charts’
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. […]
Podcast: Medical Identity Theft – What patients, providers, and doctors need to know
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 closer than you think
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, […]
Medical identity theft is on the rise, leaving Cincinnati residents struggling
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 […]
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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.
Combating medical identity theft and fraud requires a focused public and private sector collaboration that unites thought leaders on this important topic.Rick Kam, President, ID Experts
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