Medical identity theft a growing problem

Pamela Lewis Dolan reports:

One-third of health care organizations, including physician practices, insurers and pharmacies, have reported catching a patient using the identity of someone else to obtain services, according to a report from the professional services firm PwC.

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Medical identity theft is still a small percentage of the total amount of identity theft that occurs, but it’s the fastest-growing segment, said Jim Koenig, director and leader of PwC’s identity theft practice.

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