The amount of Medical Identity theft is on the rise


According to a new survey from accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, 40% of Doctors and Hospitals surveyed have caught a patient trying to use an identity card that is not their own.

This survey of 600 executives from U.S. hospitals, doctors' organizations, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and life sciences companies found that incidents of patient's identity when seeking medical service being fraudulent was the second most common privacy or security issue reported.