Medical Identity Theft

More breathing room for physicians under the Red Flag rule: Following the blanket compliance extension through December 31, 2010, the FTC has announced that it had reached a joint legal stipulation with the AMA, the American Osteopathic Association and the Medical Society of DC stating that it would not pursue enforcement of the rule against

The Federal Trade Commission issued an announcement today that the deadline to implement the Red Flag requirements pertaining to identity theft has been delayed for six months, making the new compliance deadline May 1, 2009

In its Enforcement Policy Statement, the FTC states:

During the course of the [FTC]’s education and outreach efforts following

The FTC published the Red Flag rule on November 9, 2007.   However, over the last year there was considerable confusion and uncertainty about whether the rule, which is primarily geared toward financial institutions and other lenders, also applied (or should apply) to healthcare providers.   However, on October 15, 2008, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) sponsored