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Pennsylvania residents are receiving phone calls from people asking them to switch their health insurance from their current carrier to the “Pennsylvania Department of Health’s plan.” It’s a scam. The state health department and the Erie County Department of Health […]
The state of Florida has released a resource guide to help residents prevent identity theft. The guide offers information about the many forms of identity theft, ways consumers can further protect private information and steps to take if identity theft […]
Study: One in four U.S. consumers have had their personal medical information stolen
Study also finds that half of these victims were subject to medical identity theft and on average had to pay $2,500 in out-of-pocket costs per incident. Twenty-six percent of U.S. consumers have had their personal medical information stolen from healthcare […]
As medical identity theft continues to rise, so does its impact on the healthcare industry and patients. Prevention is possible with the right health IT solutions. In 2014, nearly 9 million patient health records were breached in 164 reported incidents. […]
Tips on keeping your medical information safe from hackers
Criminals are stealing health records to obtain prescriptions or treatment in victims’ names. WHEN PAULA KOTZEN learned at her doctor’s office that hacker s had at tacked medical records in Marin County, it was like déjà vu. “This would probably […]
Here are some ways to protect yourself against medical identity theft
A specific type of identity theft is on the rise: medical identity theft. But, what is medical identity theft, and how does it differ from a classic case of identity theft? Medical identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal […]
It can rob a patient’s health and jeopardize a provider’s good-standing, too. Identity theft is a hot topic in the field of medical fraud. According to research on privacy, data protection, and information security policy conducted by Ponemon Institute, more […]
What will the data breach landscape look like in 2017?
Experian Data Breach Resolution releases its fourth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast with five key predictions. COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — While many companies have data breach preparedness on their radar, it takes constant vigilance to stay […]
How Social Security numbers became skeleton keys for fraudsters
The Social Security number is overused and abused by hospitals, banks, and even retailers, putting millions of Americans at risk of identity theft. But experts say it doesn’t have to be this way. Social Security numbers may be the worst […]
Feeling the Impact: The Rising Threat of Medical Identity Theft
While the digitization of healthcare records has been well-intentioned, it has also created an unintended consequence: medical identity theft. In 2014, the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance found that incidences of medical identity theft had nearly doubled since a similar study […]
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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.
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