What does Medical Identity Theft mean?
Medical identity theft is unfortunately not considered as a priority against which there is needed high protection for the individuals. It basically happens when an individual makes use of another individual’s personal data such as name, or worse, social security number and other information regarding his/her health insurance policy, so that he benefits of medical care and other medical related services.
Even if these practices cannot be completely wiped out from our society, there are always preventive steps one can take. Firstly, it is very important that you pay close attention to your insurance related documents such as the statements, where if you observe suspicious activity such as the presence of payment requests for a service you did not actually request, immediately report it.