MediRegs Resources on the FTC Red Flag Rules
New rules take effect November 1, 2008 that may require health care providers to develop and implement a written identity theft prevention program. Health care providers can be "creditors" under the broad definition set forth in the rules. Indeed, health care entities are specifically mentioned in the Federal Register article promulgating the rules. Red Flags are a pattern, practice, or specific activity that could indicate identity theft. To help you identify whether these rules apply to your organization, MediRegs added the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 and Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations to the Regulation & Reimbursement Suite. To help you ensure that your organization is complying with the requirements of these rules, we are developing a ComplyTrack Risk Assessment Question Set on them. We hope to release the Question Set by October 20, 2008.