New Red Flag Rules for Healthcare Providers: Are You Ready?

Complying With FTC Requirements to Combat Identity Theft

Compliance deadline is now Nov. 1

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Recorded event now available

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Course Materials

This seminar will examine the FTC's Red Flags rules and what healthcare providers must do now to ensure compliance with the new identity theft prevention rules.


The Red Flags rules, recently issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other federal agencies, target identity theft in a variety of businesses. The rules require healthcare providers to develop and implement programs to detect, prevent and mitigate identity theft and medical fraud.

The FTC announced it will begin enforcing the Red Flags rules on Nov. 1, 2009, after a delay to allow businesses more time to implement identity theft prevention plans. Many healthcare providers remain unprepared—and are surprised that HIPAA compliance is not enough.

Healthcare providers and their counsel must immediately review their patient records and billing policies and procedures to ensure Red Flag compliance before enforcement begins.

Listen as our authoritative panel of health law attorneys explains the Red Flags rules and how they apply to healthcare providers. The panel will outline best practices for healthcare providers to fully comply with the new requirements.



  1. Background
    1. Identity theft
    2. Identity theft in healthcare
  2. Who is covered and why
    1. When is a healthcare provider covered by the rules?
    2. Covered entities
    3. Covered accounts
    4. Penalties for noncompliance
  3. What do the rules require
    1. Designing a program
    2. Implementing a program
    3. Responding to Red Flags
    4. Administering a program
    5. Overseeing service provider arrangements
    6. What to do with medical records
  4. Tips for complying with the new requirements
    1. Red flags relevant to healthcare organization or practice
    2. Relationship to HIPAA


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • Why are healthcare providers obligated to comply with the Red Flags rules?
  • What are the "red flags" that healthcare providers must monitor?
  • What are the medical fraud issues targeted by the new rules?
  • What are the key steps healthcare providers must take to comply with the new Red Flag rules?


Kevin D. Lyles
Kevin D. Lyles

Jones Day

He practices in the areas of healthcare transactions, privacy and data security, and outsourcing. He co-chairs the...  |  Read More

Sakowitz Klein, Jo-Ellyn
Jo-Ellyn Sakowitz Klein

Senior Counsel
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Ms. Klein is a leading practitioner on privacy and data protection matters. She has focused on privacy and data...  |  Read More

Jonathan A. Vogel
Jonathan A. Vogel


He assists clients to comply with anti-money laundering and other anti-fraud financing requirements and with internal...  |  Read More

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