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Over 140,000,000 Americans’ Health Information Disclosed in Data Breaches
Almost half of Americans’ sensitive health information have been disclosed in data breaches increasing their risk of medical identity theft and medical fraud. Medical identity theft is the worst possible outcome for consumers affected by a breach of health information […]
Medical Identity Theft On the Rise – VIDEO
An estimated 2.3 million adults were affected by medical identity theft last year. Some hospitals are turning to new technology such as biometric screening to confirm patient identities. Click here to watch the video. Click here to read the related […]
5 Things: Medical Identity Theft and How to Avoid It
The fast-growing crime of medical identity theft is being fueled by the proliferation of electronic medical records and a sharp increase in data breaches at insurers and health care providers. Crooks obtain or steal millions of Americans’ personal data, including […]
How Identity Theft Sticks You With Hospital Bills
Thieves use stolen personal data to get treatment, drugs, medical equipment. Kathleen Meiners was puzzled when a note arrived last year thanking her son Bill for visiting Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Mo. Soon, bills arrived from the hospital for […]
Identity fraud expert Adam Levin, chairman of IDT911, provides context for identity theft threats. Last weekend, TheUpshot published the most dangerous identity theft threat: the non-expert’s tendency to underestimate the magnitude of problem. The piece in question argued that the […]
How to Combat Medical ID Theft
Review doctor and health insurer notices to preempt the problem. The Problem A crook uses health insurance information to get medical care and prescription drugs in your name. Medical ID theft is hazardous not only to your finances—in the form […]
Medical Record Breach Impacts 3.9 Million People Nationwide
The data potentially exposed includes names, phone numbers, mailing addresses, user names, hashed passwords, security questions and answers, email addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers, lab results, health insurance policy information, diagnoses, disability codes, doctors’ names, medical conditions, and spouses’ and […]
What’s in your wallet? If you’re a senior, you probably have a Medicare card that a thief can sell for a much higher price on the black market than any of your credit cards. Social Security numbers are printed on […]
Medical Identity Theft and Fraud Are Rising: How to Protect Your Organization and Your Patients
Which industry suffers the most data breaches each year? Retail, maybe? Or banking and finance? In fact, for the past several years the answer has been the healthcare industry—and that has meant a dramatic rise in medical identity theft. According […]
New Texas law aims to prevent physicians from becoming medical ID theft victim
Medical identity theft victim doctor found hundreds of fraudulent prescriptions were filled using her prescriber ID. Last year, Dr. Cheryl White learned that her credentials had been swiped by pill mill operators who forged hundreds of prescriptions, using fake addresses […]
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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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