What Does the FTC Have to Do with Healthcare Providers?
Dec22

What Does the FTC Have to Do with Healthcare Providers?

This post discusses a federal agency that may be unfamiliar to HIM professionals, and how it regulates healthcare providers.

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FTC Delays “Red Flag” Deadline

The Federal Trade Commission has pushed back the compliance deadline for its identity theft “red flag” rules. The original deadline was less than two weeks away. The new deadline is May 1, 2009. The red flag rules require businesses that extend credit to their customers to develop and implement written identity theft prevention programs. Healthcare organizations fall under the rule, say attorneys. The FTC released the final rules in...

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