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New Alliance Seeks Best Practices to Combat Medical Identity Theft
Six organizations have formed the new Medical Identity Fraud Alliance and seek other stakeholders to join them. Initial members include AARP, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Consumer Federation of America, ID Experts, Identity Theft Resource Center, and National Health […]
New Consortium Formed To Cure Rise In Medical ID Fraud
MIFA, a A U.S. public-private alliance co-founded by Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association, AARP, the Identity Theft Resource Center and others, will officially launch next month to fight medical identity theft amid a sickening spike in this form of fraud. By […]
New Organization Targets Medical ID Fraud
The Medical Identity Fraud Alliance is being formed to unite stakeholders to develop best practices, solutions, and technologies for the prevention, detection and remediation of medical identity theft and fraud. By David Raths, Healthcare Informatics. Posted on August 21, 2013 […]
The Growing Threat of Medical Identity Theft: A Call to Action
Today, very few professionals or consumers are aware of medical identity theft and its' potential for harm. Policy decision-makers, organizations that hold Protected Health Information (PHI), law enforcement, regulatory agencies and consumer facing groups now have an opportunity and obligation to bring this serious societal problem to the forefront and work together to protect the public.
Health Data Breaches Usually Aren’t Accidents Anymore
Data breaches have become increasingly more targeted and sophisticated, and caused by hacking and cyber criminals. Learn more about the vulnerability of medical records and what organizations can do. By Pamela Lewis Dolan amednews staff – Posted on July 29, […]
Top 12 Trends in Data Breach, Privacy and Security
A Decade of Data Breach First identified as an industry issue a decade ago, data breaches are now part of the consumer vocabulary. Check out this infographic from ID Experts, A Decade of Data Breach…An Evolution. Data breaches have evolved from credit […]
First identified as an industry issue a decade ago, in 2003, data breaches are now part of the consumer vocabulary. Data breaches have evolved from credit card fraud with financial consequences to medical identity theft with life-threatening implications. According to leading industry experts, the frequency, severity, and impact of data breaches are expected to escalate, with the looming threats of organized crime, corporate espionage, and cyberterrorism. Click here to download this info graphic.
A Glimpse Inside the $234 Billion World of Medical Fraud
The FBI estimates that healthcare fraud is costing American taxpayers up to $234 billion annually. A stolen medical identity has a significantly higher street value than other personally identifiable information, such as a social security number.
Fourth Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft [COMING SOON]
Conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA), the Fourth Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft is in the final stages of completion. This annual study is designed to measure the extent and impact of medical identity theft in the United States on the healthcare industry and consumers. The results of this research will be one of MIFA’s first industry deliverables.
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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.