Rising rates of medical identity theft raise serious concerns for program integrity and health insurance customers. To learn about responding effectively to this threat, FierceHealthPayer: Anti-Fraud spoke to Ann Patterson, SVP and program director of the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance […]

Medical Identity Fraud Alliance Ramps Up Operations MIFA Installs New Board, Hires Staff and Launches Initiatives Washington, DC, May 6, 2014 – The Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA) announced it is moving from development to operational status, which includes installing […]

Turns out, it’s not just your personal financial information scammers and thieves are after–they’re also looking for ways to get their hands on your private medical records. There are “new and expanded threats to the security and privacy of patient […]

MIFA Founding Member IDentity Theft 911 provides insight into medical identity theft and fraud. If recent disclosures regarding the massive wave of breaches suffered by retailing icons Target, Neiman-Marcus and Sally Beauty haven’t scared you enough, try to wrap your […]

With a growing number of medical devices connected online, our health data is more vulnerable and valuable than ever. And that means people are trying to steal it. Identity theft is painful. And massive, recent breaches–like when hackers stole millions […]

Medical identity theft has become a national healthcare issue with life-threatening consequences; and is currently the fastest-growing type of identity fraud. The 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft sponsored by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA) and conducted by the […]

New Research Reveals Medical Identity Theft is Up, Affects 1.84 Million U.S. Victims Ponemon report concludes consumers unaware of life-threatening dangers; Medical Identity Fraud Alliance launched to mobilize healthcare industry and empower consumers TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — September […]

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.