HOW DOES HIPAA PROTECT PATIENT PRIVACY?

How does HIPAA protect patient privacy? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996.  HIPAA is a privacy rule and limits what healthcare providers may share with others about a patient's care, diagnosis and personal identifying information.  HIPAA also gives patients the right to obtain their medical records and the right to authorize others … Continue reading HOW DOES HIPAA PROTECT PATIENT PRIVACY?

ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

Over 12 million consumers a year become victims of identity theft. Click HERE to download the FTC’s 2012 report on top consumer complaints.  Consumers often learn they are a fraud victim after receiving a credit denial or call from a debt collector for a debt they do not owe.  Identity theft victims also get turned … Continue reading ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

IDENTITY THEFT IN THE NEWS Over 12 million consumers a year become victims of identity theft. Click to download the FTC’s 2012 report on top consumer complaints.  Consumers may learn that they are a fraud victim after receiving a credit denial or collection for call for a debt they do not owe.   What can consumers … Continue reading ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

ID THEFT STORIES: WEEKLY UPDATE

Over 12 million consumers a year become victims of identity theft. Consumers often learn they are a fraud victim after receiving a credit denial or call from a debt collector for a debt they do not owe.  Here’s a story about a man who learned he was an identity theft victim when a repo man … Continue reading ID THEFT STORIES: WEEKLY UPDATE

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS IDENTITY THEFT CONFERENCE

The Center for Identity Theft at the University of Texas recently held a conference on identity theft.  Over 10 million consumers a year become victims of identity theft.  Children are also at risk for identity theft.  An estimated 1 million children become identity theft victims every year.  From the cradle to the grave – studies … Continue reading UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS IDENTITY THEFT CONFERENCE