Re: Patient's Social Security Numbers
I work in Mental Health and most of the time, the mental health
"administrator" is yet another insurance company and they obviously do
not use the ID numbers of the medical insurance company. They use the
SS#. So yep, get it. It's also harder for collections, should you need
to do that.
--- In MedicalBillers@yahoogroups.com, "djgeisel" <djgeisel@...> wrote:
> Most carriers have moved away from SS numbers and use subscriber
> numbers now. That's usually all that is needed. We still collect
> them in case we have a collections issue. I guess it makes it
> easier to find them and start collections or actions against them.
> --- In MedicalBillers@yahoogroups.com, Denise <denise64atwork@>
> > Hi all,
> > Does your physician/clinic ask patients for their social security
> numbers? I'm assisting a physician in opening up a practice and I
> told her there was no reason to ask the patient's for their SSN
> (unless of course their SSN is part of their Medicare number). She
> says she was told that she needed the SSN in order to refer to other
> physicians and to order equipment. Does anyone have any information
> on this? I appreciate your time.
> > Denise
> > Better Billing & Bookkeeping
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