Term Medical Identity Theft Reporting
Code FN-1700.3200-500
Definition Programs that provide a hotline or other mechanisms that people can use to report identity theft that occurs when someone steals or uses an individual's personal information (e.g., their name, Social Security number, or Medicare number), to submit fraudulent claims to Medicare and other health insurers without their authorization. Medical identity theft can disrupt the victim's medical care, and wastes taxpayer dollars.
Created 8/6/20
Changed 9/29/20
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External Classification Terms Citizen Crime Reporting (NPC I02.02)
Law Enforcement (UW
Law Enforcement (NTE I60)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
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Bibliographic References "Medical Identity Theft Reporting", U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General website, https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/medical-id-theft/index.asp#:~:text=Medical%20identity%20theft%20is%20when,care%2C%20and%20wastes%20taxpayer%20dollars.

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