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Medical Identity Theft and the Federal Laws that Impact Your Practice: an Insider's View

Medical Identity Theft and the Federal Laws that Impact Your Practice: an Insider's View


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by Lisa Asbell, President of Identity Theft Resolutions

There were more than 275, 000 cases of medical information theft in the U.S. in 2009, twice the number of cases in 2008. And the average fraud involving health information at $12, 100 is far higher than the average of $4, 841 for all identity crimes last year. In part, this is because criminals can use stolen health data an average of four times longer than other identity crimes, before the theft is caught. Medical Identity Theft is rampant and can take many forms -- some medical staff members download records on thumb drives to sell to people who will use them to commit fraud, thieves may impersonate a patient, or criminals can set up fake clinics to bill for phony treatments.

There are two Federal laws that cover identity theft and information protection and they have an impact on every medical practice in America.

Invest 90-minutes to this audio conference and you will hear the clearest explanation you can get about identity theft, FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act), Red Flag Rules and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) You will finally be able to get the inside scoop on how and why these impact your practice, and more importantly, what you are required, by law, to do.

In this conference learn:
  • How identity theft happens in every medical practices and how to reduce your risk
  • Why the Federal government has passed these laws
  • The relationship between the FACTA Act and the highly controversial Red Flags Rules
  • The importance of policy development and training to prevent patient lawsuits
  • The difference in information protection and information verification
  • The changes to HIPAA under HITECH
  • What you are required to do in order to comply with HITECH
  • The importance of staff training to reduce your risk and liability
  • Meet Our Expert Speaker:

    Lisa Asbell is President of Identity Theft Resolutions, based in Florida, and she is a Registered Nurse, Certified HIPAA Professional and Certified Identity Theft Risk Manager. For the past 6 years Lisa has devoted her life to the study of identity theft and risk management. Lisa's Identity Theft Risk Management Seminars are taught Nationwide through Cross Country Education. She is considered to be one of the top experts on medical identity theft risk management today.

    Ms. Asbell's work in the world of training and professional speaking has led her to speak over 1, 500 times in over 220 cities to audiences as large as 15, 000. Lisa works with Multiple State and Local Medical Associations and Medical Societies.

    Moderator: Nancy Collins, Publisher of The Journal of Medical Practice Management®