April 30, 2009 |Vol. 6, No. 4
In the Spotlight
APA advocacy focused on amending the Medicare definition of physician, restoring rates and psychologist reimbursement, ensuring wellness includes mental health, and including mental health parity.
- FTC delays Red Flags Rule enforcement until August 1
The Federal Trade Commission will delay enforcement in order to give creditors and practitioners additional time to develop written identity theft programs.
- Identity theft: Take steps to minimize your risk
Although there is no sure-fire way to prevent someone from stealing your identity, you can reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim by protecting and monitoring your personal information
- Medicare administrative contractors require additional data to verify identity
Providers and staff who call Medicare will have to provide their National Provider Identification number, the last five digits of the provider's tax identification number and the Provider Transaction Access Number.