Be Prepared To Present Photo ID At Doctors’ OfficesJul 26th, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: Health
By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc.
To prevent medical identification theft, many doctors’ offices are now asking for photo ID, along with a person’s insurance card. Doctors’ offices usually fall subject to Red Flags Rules, which requires that many businesses, including medical agencies, that send bills to consumers for services rendered, are required to follow these federal laws. The exception would be if the office accepts only consumers who pay the total debt in cash. Medical ID theft can occur when someone uses the healthcare or insurance information for another person to receive services. The law does not state that the ID has to be a state issued photo ID card. It can include a bank debit card with a photograph, a student ID card or even a Sam’s Club card.