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Medical Identity Theft: A Deadly Side Effect of Healthcare Data Breaches
Medical identity theft is a terrible crime, risking the health and lives of patients whose information has been stolen. And with ransomware and other threats to healthcare data, it’s a crime that will only continue to grow. But with the […]
Preparing Your Practice for the 2nd Round of HIPAA Audits
With the first round of HIPPA Audits behind us, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) indicated back in March that it would finally launch the long-awaited round 2 of HIPAA audits in 2016. The Purpose of Audits Audits are done […]
Accurately and proactively identifying patients in a provider’s office before healthcare services are performed significantly reduces the likelihood of phantom billing and medical identity theft – and the overwhelming financial implications of each. In response to a reporter’s question, notorious […]
BBB offers advice and best practices for managing your medical information. Identity theft affects millions of Americans every year, causing financial ruin and damaging credit histories that can take months or years to repair. Unfortunately, a specific type of identity […]
PRESS RELEASE: Healthcare Industry Fraud Experts Share Wisdom on Fighting Medical Identity Fraud
Healthcare Industry Fraud Experts Share Wisdom on Fighting Medical Identity Fraud Medical Identity Fraud Alliance Members Provide Subject Expertise to Help Healthcare Organizations Navigate and Understand Medical Identity Fraud Washington, DC, November 1, 2016 – The Medical Identity Fraud Alliance […]
Medical Identity Theft Is on the Rise: 7 Steps to Protect Yourself
One in five Americans says that they’ve been a victim of identity theft or attempted identity theft in the past year. Most of us are familiar by now with the steps to take if your identity has been compromised. The […]
7 Simple Ways to Protect Yourself From Medical Records Theft
Criminals are using health records to commit medical identity theft, a crime that causes even more suffering than financial identity theft. Think having credit cards or a mortgage opened in your name is a nightmare? Maybe, but it’s nothing compared […]
Stolen medical data on the cheap after waves of healthcare hacks
Buyers and sellers on the digital underground are trading healthcare records databases for as much as $200,000, according to a report from Intel Security. And that’s at a discount. Cybercriminals are selling databases of stolen medical records at a discount […]
Paper: Healthcare Industry Wisdom on Medical Identity Fraud
2016 Healthcare Industry Wisdom on Medical Identity Fraud Healthcare Industry Wisdom on Medical Identity Fraud is a collection of expertise by anti-fraud experts to help businesses within the healthcare industry better understand how to deal with medical identity fraud. It […]
Medical Identity Theft: Another Reason To Protect Your Wallet
Cell phone? Check. Credit Card? Check. Health Insurance Card…? Most people are sure to protect their cell phone and credit cards. You should have the same sense of urgency to guard your health insurance card. Medical identity theft is a […]
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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.
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is proud to be a founding member of MIFA. Anyone can be a victim of medical identity theft and most individuals do not understand how it occurs, how to minimize their risk, or where to go for assistance. That is why the ITRC is committed to building awareness and educational tools for consumers and the medical community through various partnerships, such as MIFA.Eva Casey Velasquez, President/CEO, CIPA
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.