Medical offices must have ID theft program

American Medical News reports that new federal rules “require entities that regularly extend credit, or defer payment for services, to establish a written program for preventing identity theft as well as detecting and responding to warning signs of such thefts.”

Medical offices are included under this law and have until 1 May 2009 to have a program in place.  Hopefully, Family Practice Management and/or Medical Economics will have some practical advice on this soon.

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