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From the Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Medical Identity Theft
Medical identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information (like your name, Social Security number or Medicare number) to obtain medical care, buy drugs or submit fraudulent billings to Medicare in your name. It is the nation’s fastest-growing form of identity theft and is contributing to the rising cost of health care and, in some instances, diminishing the quality of care provided.
How the Scam Works
How to Fight Back
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