2017 Know Your Patient (KYP) Training Guide This training deck for use by healthcare providers to aid in their understanding of medical identity fraud and to inform their processes regarding patient identity. Key points include: 1. Definition of Know Your […]

If you have Medicare, you can protect your identity and help prevent health care fraud by guarding your Medicare card like you would a credit card. Identity theft arising from stolen Medicare numbers is becoming more common. Medicare is in […]

High-profile data breaches are making headlines, and affected consumers are no-doubt on high alert when it comes to their credit, banking, and brokerage accounts—but have you thought about the relation between identity theft and medical care? According to the Federal […]

You check your credit and bank statements regularly, don’t give out your Social Security number to anyone, and are scrupulous about avoiding phishing emails and online scams. But have you checked your doctor’s bill lately? According to the Identity Theft […]

Health care organizations need to proactively protect themselves and their employees because if there is a breach, their employees and patients could both be victims. Medical identity theft is on the rise and hackers are being more creative about obtaining […]

There are other dangers you should know about. Here’s how to protect yourself. If you’ve placed a security freeze on your credit reports at Equifax, Experian, TransUnion, and Innovis, that will help prevent fraudsters from opening new credit accounts in […]

Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new number to identify them. “Criminals are […]

Just because you freeze your file does not mean you are out of risk. Last week, Equifax announced a staggering data breach that has impacted 143 million Americans. This is considered the worst theft of consumer data in American history. […]

Medical records are valued at 20 to 50 times more than financial identities on the black market. Medical identity theft is on the rise. Medical records are a hot target for hackers because, according to the FBI, medical identities are […]

Health care organizations have increasingly become the target of hackers. The data breach of Anthem, the second-largest U.S. health insurer, was among the major headlines of 2015. The breach, which exposed private data of as many as 78.8 million customers, […]