HIPAA audits are coming, and a lot of unprepared providers are going to be caught with their pants down. The audit mandate, an extension of the HITECH Act, means that any provider subject to HIPAA standards is also subject to […]

Health insurance plans are indispensable. They allow us to get the care we need for less. However, in the data breach era we now live in, they also make us vulnerable to ID theft. Earlier in 2015, nearly 92 million […]

“I just look at it like it would never happen to me,” said Richard Croce. But unfortunately for him, he couldn’t be more wrong. Croce’s medical identity nightmare started with a phone call. “I was contacted by an attorney,” he […]

Scammers are looking to take advantage of your good name and identity. You can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your identity. If you get a call or email from someone claiming they are from Medicare, do […]

Hackers’ relentless attacks leave victims feeling helpless. Theft of personal information has become so commonplace it seems only a matter of time before the next big breach is announced. Hackers have compromised the identities of millions of people in the […]

Medical identity theft to submit fraudulent health insurance claims has increased 21% in 2014 compared with 2013. The average cost per victim was $13,500 and about 200 hours of effort to resolve the problem. Sadly, only 10% report a satisfactory […]

This is part 2 of a 4-part series on medical identity theft. According to the latest Gemalto’s Breach Level Index, the healthcare sector had the most data breaches in the first half of 2015, accounting for 21 percent of total […]

Medical identity data is alluring to criminals because they can hold on to the information for a long time, unlike credit card information, that has a relatively short shelf life. A tiny camera with a little blue light sits along […]

Healthcare information is everywhere today, and it’s a boon to patients and providers alike. This is part 1 of a 3-part series on current cyber risks. According to Paul Kocher, one of the leading U.S. cryptography experts, there has been […]

When PHI is exposed, patient lives and the provider’s business can hang in the balance. Healthcare information is everywhere today, and it’s a boon to patients and providers alike. Electronic health records allow a primary care physician to quickly send […]