Lawsuit: Red Flags Rule Violates Doctor/Patient Relationship

Cheryl Clark reports:

Medical and osteopathic associations today sued the Federal Trade Commission for covering them under the Red Flags Rule, which will require them to start verifying their patients’ true identities before they agree to treat them, starting June 1.

The lawsuit seeks to prevent the FTC from defining physicians as “creditors” whenever they do not require payment in full at the time they provide care, and later bill them, according to the brief filed by the American Medical Association and the American Osteopathic Association and the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, the District Court where the case was filed.

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