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Medical identity theft a growing problem, report says
Modern Healthcare

Medical identity theft is a growing problem, but many of the victims know the thief and do not want to report him or her, says a survey released Thursday. The number of victims affected by medical identity theft increased by an estimated 19% over the past year, to 313,000 new victims, and generated more than an estimated $12.3 billion in out-of-pocket expenses in 2013, according to the 2013 Survey on Medical Theft, which also reflected data from government agencies.