ITRC Fact Sheet 130
Basic Medical Identity Theft

In this guide, you will find the beginning steps to take as a victim of medical identity theft.  This is a general guide for remediating medical identity theft. Should your case be complex or if you are having trouble resolving your case, please call our office at our toll-free number, 888-400-5530, for further assistance. 

Medical Identity Theft: 

An example of this type of fraud would be a criminal using your PII to receive surgery under your name. You may detect this medical identity theft by:

What to do when you find that you have become a victim of Medical Identity Theft:

For more details on various financial identity theft issues, please see our ITRC Fact Sheet FS 100A - More Complex Cases.

Report Medicare Fraud:
Department Of Health & Human Services: Office Of Inspector General Hotline

You can also contact your local Senior Medicare Patrol. They work locally to empower seniors to fight health care fraud and resolve errors.

Additional Resource:

ITRC Fact Sheet FS 130A - Correcting Misinformation on Medical Records


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