The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has distributed a warning to its membership of attempts by an unauthorized entity to enter ob-gyn offices under the guise of conducting an audit. “Representatives” of an entity calling itself Texas Risk and Compliance Solutions are appearing unsolicited in ob-gyn offices claiming they are conducting an audit sponsored by the Texas Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (TAOG) for mandatory HIPAA compliance of House Bill 300. These attempts are fraudulent. Please be aware that TAOG never hired or endorsed this entity.
When entering the office, they state that a certified letter had been sent to the office alerting them that a representative was coming to do the audit. They hand office staff a letter stating that if the office does not cooperate, it will be reported.
The letter contains several typos and a phone number that is no longer in service. The letter also reflects an erroneous address that lists TAOG as being a part of the Dallas office of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ABOG).
If a person claiming to be from Texas Risk and Compliance Solutions contacts you or comes to your office, tell them to leave and contact the authorities. Again, TAOG never hired or endorsed this entity.
If you have any questions or concerns, or feel you have been a victim of this fraud, please contact TMLT at 1-800-580-8658 and ask for the Claims Department.
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Laura Hale Brockway is Assistant Vice President of Marketing at TMLT and has more than 17 years of experience in communications, 15 of those years with TMLT. Ms. Brockway has also worked for Seton Healthcare Family and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians. An honors graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Ms. Brockway holds an Editor in Life Science (ELS) certification from the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences. She is also a contributor to Ragan Communication’s PR Daily website and is the author of the blog, impertinentremarks.com. Laura Brockway can be reached at email@example.com.More Content by Laura Hale Brockway