Medical Identity Theft

A nice overview of the problem:

Medical identity theft occurs when someone uses an individual’s name and personal identity to fraudulently receive medical services, prescription drugs and/or goods, including attempts to commit fraudulent billing. In the context of this study, medical identity theft can also occur when an individual shares his or her health insurance credentials with others.

via Medical Identity Theft: How it Happens and How it is Discovered? | Legal Assistance – HIPAA.

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