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Medical identity theft has impacted over 2.3 million Americans. The ramp up in this type of identity theft makes it the fastest growing identity crime in the U.S. The authors make note of the recent Anthem data breach and conclude that one in three Missourians are impacted by medical identity theft.
The two most common forms of medical identity theft?
Healthcare providers should take note. There is a patient expectation that providers are proactive in guarding against identity theft.
So what is a provider to do?