Medical Identity Theft Law and Legal Definition
Medical identity theft refers to the misuse of a person's identity to obtain health care goods and services. A victim comes to know of the theft only when s/he receives a statement from an insurance company for services rendered.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, medical identity theft occurs on:
a. getting a bill for medical services that s/he did not didn’t receive;
b. receiving information form a debt collector about medical debt that a victim don’t owe ;
c. not recognizing medical collection notices ;
d. reaching health plan limits on benefits without policy holders knowledge; and
e. denying insurance on the ground of lack of medical record.