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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]