Identity theft: Could it happen in your office?

By Marty Krawczyk

Under new regulations, medical practices must take steps to prevent identity theft

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Red Flag Rules, which went into effect on November 1, 2008, are part of the government’s continuing efforts to curtail the rise in identity theft. The Red Flag Rules apply to “creditors”—including physicians—and provide guidance for establishing protocols to detect, prevent, and mitigate identity theft.

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