A HIPAA Twist That Can Hurt

Here’s how it typically happens: Someone steals your Social Security or insurance policy numbers and uses it to pose as you to illegally obtain medical care. Since the provider thinks the impostor is the real you, information concerning the impostor’s condition and treatment is added to your medical record. Not only is this fraud, but it can also lead to misdiagnosis and significant personal harm.

via A HIPAA Twist That Can Hurt – Tech Insider.