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Action Line is written by Blair Looney, president and CEO for the Better Business Bureau serving Central California. Action Line: As promised in last week’s column, we are back on the topic of medical identity theft and what you can […]
Action Line is written by Blair Looney, president and CEO for the Better Business Bureau serving Central California. Can that really happen? A reader asks: With all the identity theft that we hear about, the data breaches from large companies […]
Good Intentioned But Faulty Laws Make Patients Vulnerable To Medical Identity Fraud
Patient identity mix-ups can be disastrous, according to both common sense and statistics. A new report by the ECRI Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to improving patient care, revealed more than 7,600 cases of “wrong-patient” errors over a two-and-a-half-year period. In […]
Senior citizens should be aware that scammers are using a false connection to Medicare to commit medical identity theft. Medical identity theft is different than regular identity theft in that someone uses your personal information to obtain medical care, buy […]
Patient Identity: Protecting Seniors from Identity Fraud
MIFA Strategic Partner launches Action Center to help reduce medical ID fraud for seniors. While the United States has made progress in moving towards a more modern healthcare system, significant work remains. There’s no disputing that our medical device and […]
The opportunities for the mistakes, which can be deadly, are increasing as health care becomes more complex. A patient in cardiac arrest was mistakenly not resuscitated because clinicians confused him with a patient who had a do-not-resuscitate order on file. […]
In 2014, medical identity theft cases jumped an estimated 22 percent compared with the prior year. Someone steals your wallet and uses your health insurance card to buy prescription painkillers. Or a family member “borrows” your insurance coverage and racks […]
Thieves use insurance information for surgeries, prescription. Medical identity theft is a crime on the rise. Nearly 2.5 million cases were reported in 2014, an increase of 20 percent from the year before. A stolen medical identity can ruin finances, […]
Take steps to safeguard your personal health information—and know what to do if your data has been breached. There is a lot you can do to avoid medical identity theft and to reduce its negative effects if your personal data […]
What you need to know about HIPAA and more. Laws have been enacted to help protect your medical privacy. Here’s the lowdown on two such regulations and the aspects of medical privacy they protect. The best-known law in the area […]
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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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