News & Updates
June 20, 2011: REVISED ABN, FORM CMS-R-131, posted for download on May 16, 2011.
Mandatory use date: November 1, 2011
The latest version of the ABN (with the release date of 3/2011 printed in the lower left hand corner) is now available for immediate use and can be accessed via the link below. In order for providers and suppliers to have time to transition to using the newly posted notice, mandatory use of this version begins on November 1, 2011. All ABNs with the release date of 3/2008 that are issued on or after November 1, 2011 will be considered invalid.
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House Passes Red Flag Exemption for Small Practices
On October 20, 2009, the House of Representatives unanimously approved HR 3763, a bill which would exempt from the coverage of the Red Flags Rule any health care, accounting, or legal practice with twenty or fewer employees.
The bill will now move onto the Senate, however, on October 29, 2009, certain members of Congress requested that the Federal Trade Commission further delay enforcement in order to allow Congress to finalize legislation. Accordingly, the FTC has extended its forbearance from bringing any enforcement action for violation of the Red Flags Rule against a financial institution or creditor that is subject to administrative enforcement by the FTC until June 1, 2010.
The Red Flags Rule requires healthcare entities considered to be "creditors" to implement an identity theft prevention program.
Further, the bill passed by the House, which was filed by John Herbert Adler (D-NJ), Paul Collins Broun, Jr. (R-GA), and Mike Simpson (R-ID), lets off the hook an entity that:
- Knows all of its customers or clients individually
- Only performs services in or around the residences of its customers
- Has not experienced incidents of identity theft and identity theft is rare for businesses of that type
The FTC would determine if a business meets these criteria.
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