By Tim Kowols
Medical identity theft is becoming a growing concern as the type of fraud becomes a new way to steal information and money. According to HealthcareITNews.com, an estimated one in three health records were compromised in 2016, leading to nearly $30 billion in losses to the healthcare industry and thousands of dollars for consumers trying to fix the issue. Gay Pustaver from Money Management Counselors says one way to protect yourself is to keep a close eye on your Medicare and Social Security cards.
Pustaver says the concerns of having your medical identity stolen include not having coverage when you need it and having changes made to your history. You can listen to the entire Money Management Monday interview with Gay Pustaver below.
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