Medical identity theft

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Study: Medical identity theft increased 22 percent since 2013

More than 2 million Americans were victims of medical identity theft in 2014, a 22 percent increase from the previous year, contributing to a gradual upward trend over the past five years, according to a study published by the Medicare Identity Fraud Alliance.

Fraud prevention will push growth in healthcare biometrics

The need to combat fraud and protect medical information will serve as a catalyst for significant growth in healthcare biometrics industry, a market projected to reach $5 billion globally by the year 2020.

Advancements in biometrics could help fight medical identity theft, fraud

As the healthcare industry regroups following the Anthem hack that exposed personal information of 80 million members, new biometrics technology is initiating a push to help secure medical information.

Anthem hack opens multiple inroads to healthcare fraud

Over the past several years, IT experts have been frantically directing their attention towards healthcare, clamoring for the industry to improve cybersecurity. Last week's Anthem hack has brought many of those concerns to life. While many have pointed to the immediate financial impact of the hack, consequences surrounding medical fraud could leave a lasting impression.

Moda Health turns to automated fraud prevention to help protect members

As insurers look for ways to fight healthcare fraud and identity theft, one insurance company is turning to automated alert system to offer real time identity theft monitoring and fraud resolution for its beneficiaries. That's why Moda Health is incorporating an alert system developed by ID Experts into its plans as a way to help members identify false claims.

Why the healthcare sector is a prime target for identity theft

Greater use of electronic health records, black market demand for protected health information and a fragmented healthcare system contribute to rising rates of medical identity theft,  Fortune  reported.

Expert advice on limiting medical identity theft

Reducing exposure to medical identity theft has become a priority for insurers as rising numbers of customers fall victim to this crime.  For advice on curbing identity theft and the healt hcare fraud  that often follows,  FierceHealthPayer: Anti-Fraud  turned to two experts for advice.

'Friendly fraud' factors heavily in medical identity theft

More than half of medical identity theft is "friendly fraud," where an uninsured person uses a friend or relative's insurance identification card to access healthcare services, according to United Credit Service, Inc.

Study: Fraud incentives and countermeasures

Against a backdrop of incentives for healthcare fraud, business researchers at Aberdeen Group explain how organizations use data integration, automation and analytics to battle the crime.

Enough talk: Govt should act to curb identity theft risk

"There is one solution to fighting Medicare fraud that most lawmakers can agree on," the National Journal reported last week. "Remove seniors' Social Security numbers from their...