FTC Issues Guidance on “Medical Identity Theft” for Providers and Insurers

On February 4, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an educational document for healthcare providers and insurers on the topic of medical identity theft. The document, entitled Medical Identity Theft FAQs for Health Care Providers and Health Plans, provides guidance on the topics of identifying medical identity theft, responding to and mitigating medical identity theft, notifying patients when identity theft is discovered, and helping patients protect themselves from such theft. The guidance is presented in a series of frequently asked questions and answers.

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