In CMS
Oct 29th, 2010
During a daylong event convened, Oct. 5, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG), leaders shared their views about what the government needs to do to ensure the success of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO). A key focus of the workshop was on ...
Oct 15th, 2010
An Institute of Medicine (IOM) report released Oct. 5 calls for nurses to take on a larger, more independent role in the health care arena. Whereas nursing advocates are all for equal work and equal pay, physician organizations have a different opinion. IOM Report Proposes “Future of Nursing” was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by ...
In Billing
Jul 2nd, 2010
The head of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) now says physicians should not be included in the Red Flags Rule’s definition of a “creditor,” but it would take congressional action to exempt them. “We agree with you that the Red Flags Rule reaches too far,” said FTC Chair Jon Leibowitz June 14 at the American Medical ...
Feb 15th, 2010
With less than six months before the Red Flags Rule is set to go into effect, four national organizations have requested the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reconsider the inclusion of health professionals in the regulation. Health Groups Vie for Red Flags Rule Exclusion was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
Nov 2nd, 2009
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) compliance deadline for creditors and financial institutions to develop and implement an identity theft prevention program under the Red Flags Rule was delayed—yet again. The implementation date originally set for Nov. 1, 2008 has been delayed three times to 2009 dates: May 1, Aug. 1, and Nov. 1. At the request of ...