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Medical identity fraud affects millions; tips on keeping your identity safe
Medical ID theft is dangerous for your bank account, but it can also threaten your health. According to the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance, last year more than 2 million Americans were victims of medical identity theft. On average, each victim […]
Senators question HHS on efforts to curb medical identity theft
Four senators are asking the Department of Health and Human Services what it’s doing to prevent data breaches at provider and payer organizations. In a letter to Andy Slavitt, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and […]
Letter Demands Details on Efforts to ‘Support and Protect’ Victims. In the wake of massive health data breaches, four U.S. senators are demanding that the Department of Health and Human Services provide details about how it tracks medical identity theft […]
Medical identity theft and medical fraud are on the rise and you could be the main cause! In a February study by the Ponemon Institute – which conducts independent research on information security – 2.3 million adults had someone fraudulently […]
Protect What You Collect: Keep Protected Health Information Secure
Health Care Providers and Plans Have a Mandate Protected health information (PHI) must be kept secure, yet the number of data breaches in the health care vertical is ever-increasing, as are the costs of dealing with the aftermath of losing […]
In fight against fraud, humans just as important as machines
Predictive analytics is the catchphrase of the last several years in healthcare. It assists insurers in identifying gaps in care, and it helps hospitals reduce surgical infections. It’s the Swiss Army Knife of 21st century tools. In terms of healthcare […]
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 […]
Survey: Healthcare invests more in medical identity fraud prevention, detection
Budgets are still geared toward IT systems, although personnel is becoming a strategic priority. The healthcare industry is devoting more money toward preventing and mitigating medical identity fraud, the majority of which is still going to new fraud detection software, […]
PRESS RELEASE: Study Shows Investments Being Made in Healthcare to Combat Medical Identity Fraud
New Study Shows Investments Being Made in Healthcare to Combat Medical Identity Fraud Medical Identity Fraud Alliance Members Making Inroads to Detect, Prevent and Mitigate Identity Fraud Washington, DC, September 22, 2015 – The Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA) released […]
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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
Participation is open to all healthcare ecosystem stakeholders, including: health plans and healthcare providers; associations/consumer organizations; law enforcement and government agencies; academia and private research; and industry and technology service providers. Visit our Membership page or Contact Us.