As healthcare-related identity theft increases, insurers can educate providers on what telltale signs to look for to identify and prevent fraud, experts said during a question-and-answer session on a recent webinar co-hosted by the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) and FierceHealthPayer.
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.
"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...
The federal government continues putting social security numbers on Medicare identification cards and quarterly summaries mailed to beneficiaries, raising the odds of identity theft and fraudulent billing, Reuters reportred.
Aetna inadvertently included more than 18,000 students' Social Security numbers on health insurance brochures the insurer mailed out across the country.
Health researchers are pushing to open up access to the Social Security Death Master File, which is a treasure trove of health information, while the government is restricting death records for fears of identity theft, The New York Times reported.
After violating California state law and breaching members' privacy, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has reached a settlement with the state attorney general, including a $150,000 fine and increased oversight of sensitive information.
Medicare's member identification card is an identity theft risk for the members who carry it because it prominently displays their Social Security numbers.
A Internet worm potentially exposed the personal information of 176,567 individuals, including that of VCU Health System and Virginia Commonwealth University employees and students, according to
The lack of recording inventory may be to blame for missing medical equipment worth more than a $1 million that contained patient information at a Florida VA hospital. Among the list of expensive