New tips and information to help seniors and Medicare beneficiaries deter, detect and defend against medical identity theft were released today by the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The tips and a printable brochure are available now at www.StopMedicareFraud.gov and www.oig.hhs.gov/fraud/idtheft
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New Consumer Tips Help Prevent Medicare Fraud and Medical Identity Theft
The stolen laptop contained personal data on nearly every physician in the country.
Laptop Theft Nets Data On 800,000 Doctors
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Assistant Attorney General Tony West are urging seniors to take steps to avoid medical identification theft and Medicare fraud.
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Feds crack down on medical ID theft and Medicare fraud