This is part 1 of a 4-part series on medical identity theft. With all of the healthcare data breaches this year, medical identity theft has become a major concern. This is the first in a series of in-depth articles by […]

CareFirst, Inc. is facing a proposed class-action lawsuit over the data breach it disclosed in May, with one current member and one former member leading the charge in the complaint filed Aug. 6 with the U.S. District Court of Maryland. […]

Guest: James Quiggle – Coalition Against Insurance Fraud Despite all of the technological advances and crack downs on medical identity theft in the U.S., it continues to be a pressing problem in the healthcare industry causing billions of dollars in […]

Medical identity theft is a billion-dollar “industry” that hits a lot closer to home than you think. It generally involves fraudulent use of personal information (name, Social Security number, insurance information) for the purposes of obtaining medical services or devices, […]

Christine Carpenter was surprised, to say the least, when she received a bill from Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in July for treatment of a heroin overdose. The 37-year-old Reading resident owes nearly $700 in out-of-pocket for the May 26 […]

It’s bad enough when some scammer gets your credit card, but what happens when they steal your access to health care? Even worse, what if that person is a member of your family or a member of the health care […]

Almost half of Americans’ sensitive health information have been disclosed in data breaches increasing their risk of medical identity theft and medical fraud. Medical identity theft is the worst possible outcome for consumers affected by a breach of health information […]

An estimated 2.3 million adults were affected by medical identity theft last year. Some hospitals are turning to new technology such as biometric screening to confirm patient identities. Click here to watch the video. Click here to read the related […]

The fast-growing crime of medical identity theft is being fueled by the proliferation of electronic medical records and a sharp increase in data breaches at insurers and health care providers. Crooks obtain or steal millions of Americans’ personal data, including […]

Thieves use stolen personal data to get treatment, drugs, medical equipment. Kathleen Meiners was puzzled when a note arrived last year thanking her son Bill for visiting Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Mo. Soon, bills arrived from the hospital for […]