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Identity Theft and Medical Identity Theft: Why and How You’re at Risk

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

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Identity theft, including medical identity theft, is a growing threat in the United States. Unfortunately, too many consumers, healthcare providers, and businesses of all types and sizes ignore this threat. – See more at: http://www.theidentityadvocate.com/blog/identity-theft/identity-theft-medical-identity-theft-youre-risk#sthash.8iK52IYj.dpuf … Continue Reading

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Insurance card sharing – not just a legal issue

by Christine Arevalo

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When a friend or family member who doesn’t have health insurance gets sick or injured, the urge to “share” your insurance card can be strong. After all, you (or your employer) is already paying for the insurance. ER visits are crazy expensive. … Continue Reading

Do You Really Want Your Medical Records Stored in the Cloud?

by Jim Malmberg

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Cloud computing has become all the rage. For the indoctrinated, cloud computing allows corporations to store information on a third party’s computers. Companies will tell you that cloud computing provides them with a number of advantages. … Continue Reading

Fight Back! Stop Healthcare Fraud and Abuse From Happening to You!

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

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You trust in your physician to take care of you. You trust them to prescribe medications, diagnose symptoms when you’re sick, and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. But is your physician doing something else—something nefarious—that you don’t know about? He or she could be committing healthcare fraud—at your expense! … Continue Reading

Fight Back! Stop Healthcare Fraud and Abuse From Happening to You!

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

MedicalData

You trust in your physician to take care of you. You trust them to prescribe medications, diagnose symptoms when you’re sick, and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. But is your physician doing something else—something nefarious—that you don’t know about? … Continue Reading

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JP Morgan Chase Customers Need to be Watching their Bank and Credit Card Statements

Last week’s hack of JP Morgan Chase servers may not result in immediate ID theft, but customers of the bank need to be watching their statements closely. A video report of on the extent of the breach – which affects 76 million households – can be found below. While Chase was apparently able to prevent hackers from gaining access to account and social security numbers, you’ll find our analysis of the situation below the video. … Continue Reading

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You were taught to share your toys as a young child, but this doesn’t apply to letting others use your Wi-Fi. The difference between sharing the plastic shovel and sharing the wireless connection is that with the latter, who’s to say that the “thief” won’t eventually crash in on your private information? … Continue Reading

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