The good news is there are a number of ways to protect yourself from dirty money
Medicare fraud doesn’t just cost citizens taxpayer dollars. According to Gary Cantrell, Deputy Inspector General for Investigations for HHS, “Medicare fraud also exposes some of our most vulnerable citizens to identity theft, and, in some cases, endangers patients’ lives.”
Why would someone steal a medical identity? There are generally two reasons. One motivation for medical identity theft is when a person without insurance needs a surgery or prescription drugs and sees your insurance as free ticket. Another motivation for medical identity theft is the money, sometimes millions, which thieves can collect in false medical claims. Victims of medical identity theft can be left unpaid medical bills and ultimately ruined credit.