I posted this in the Nursing Faculty forum also - just want to gather as much info as I can.
What is your organization doing for Red Flag (new FACTA legislation) education? This is the new FTC legislation related to prevention of Identity Theft. Any organization that can be classified as a 'creditor'must comply with it - including all healthcare organizations. What type of employees are you training? Is it mandatory for any clinical staff?
Thanks in advance for any feedback you can provide.
Feb 25, '09
I honestly have not heard of this and I am usually pretty well informed. What other info can you share?
Feb 26, '09
First this isn't a new law. it was went into effect in 2005. It's not a provider issue it's an IT issue. And normal HIPPA stuff should cover anything providers need to know. It's mostly geared to your financials. Now that being said there are some companies out there that are selling a FACTA product for healthcare.
The first FTC rulling was against BJ's wholesale for not keeping the customers credit card information encrypted. (simplification)
Untill a recognized regulator (JCAHO, CMS,etc) comes along and adds it to my list of things I have to so, I"m not goingn to worry about it. I might however send an email to my finacial people and IT as a hint to make sure they are looking at it.