Taking precautions can protect physicians from ID theft


"Ask for your billings and make sure nothing is in your name that you didn’t bill," he said. "With Medicare, we have a system that tracks all of the enrollment information. Physicians can access this information any time to make sure enrollment information is true."

Safeguarding all personal information and being cognizant of any inappropriate activity is critical to avoiding ID theft, Dr. Agrawal said.

"It’s very good for physicians to be focused on prevention and to be aware of these issues," he said.

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