We require ALL new patients to provide photo ID which is scanned into our EMR. If the patient is covered under a different person's insurance, we require the insured individual to be present or contacted prior to the office visit, usually by phone.
Any individual old enough to have a drivers license who arrives for an office visit without identification, but does have insurance infomation, raises immediate RED FLAGS!! And then the office manager is immediately involved.
Mandatory check of photo ID is great and probably best. If an individual's identity can not be confirmed we either reschedule or require private pay, cash. If a patient does not have cash we give them the opportunity to return with appropriate identification.
When scheduling new patients, our office staff is required to advise that photo ID must be brought to their initial visit.
Yes you can do this and it is encouraged. I would even suggest that if you dont have an EMR, that a copy of photo ID be included in patients' files so that any person who has the nesessity to view the patients' information can easily confirm a patient's idenitification.
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