Question: What should I do if I suspect a patient is seeking care using someone else's identity?
Answer: If you suspect that a patient may be using another person's name, social security number, third party payer information or other personal information, you should immediately report the information to The Nebraska Medical Center Risk Management Department (559-6466).
Unusual changes in a patient's age, height, weight, blood type or other health information from visit to visit may indicate identity theft. It is imperative that suspected identity theft be reported for safe patient care and accurate billing. This is not only a safety issue for the patient, but may also be a financial crime when fraudulent insurance information is used.
For further information refer to The Nebraska Medical Center policy FN.20: Patient Suspected Identity Theft Response.
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