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Red Flag Rules

Red Flag Rules

Notable items from Physicians Practice

The government is getting more aggressive—a lot more aggressive—in going after possible fraud. Here's how to keep your practice out of legal hot water.

In her MGMA session on the internal checks and balances practices should implement to prevent fraud and embezzlement, Susan F. Childs noted that 75 percent of businesses have a risk of theft or embezzlement. Is your practice at risk? Find out how to assess your practice procedures and prevent theft in your practice.

Is your practice “Red Flags” ready? Here are several forms to help you develop a policy to comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s Red Flags Rule, which requires creditors to implement programs to prevent and detect identity theft. Here you’ll find a document with a policy, board resolution, and contract addendum. Just replace “Our Medical Group” with the name of your practice, and you’re on your way.

Are networking sites like Facebook and Twitter privacy problems in need of a solution, opportunities to build community around your practice, or both? We help you navigate this brave new world of Web networking.

A new employee is typically hired based on the strength of her skills and experience. What's frequently overlooked, however, is how well her personality fits with the practice culture.


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