FTC Red Flags Rule places new burden on oncology
August 24, 2009
Identify theft is one of the country’s fastest growing crimes. Half of the annual 8.3 million identity thefts occur in the workplace, and medical practices are no exception, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Medical records are rich in information, such as a patient’s Social Security number, date of birth, credit card numbers, and insurance information, which can be misused for financial gain and for medical fraud.