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Phyisican Medical Identify Theft — A Growing Problem?

A recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association takes on the issue of physician medical identify theft; here’s the abstract: 

It took several months for one physician to learn that she was a victim of medical identity theft. This realization occurred after patients reported that her name was on their Medicare Summary Notices although they had never seen her. A fraudulent clinical practice had enrolled in Medicare using her name without her knowledge. Another physician had retired from clinical practice but decided to work part-time. Nearly 2 years after sending out job applications, he… More