Health Information Management

Federal 'red flag' identity theft rule takes effect

HIM-HIPAA Insider, October 6, 2008

Effective November 1, hospitals must have a plan to detect, mitigate, and prevent red flags that signal potential identity theft. This is a requirement under the Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (final rule).

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