Why do we need your SSN?
Certain billing situations require Shenandoah Dermatology, PC to utilize your social security number. Insurance companies will often ask for this number to verify your identity if the office needs to update your insurance ID number. Social security numbers may also be used to verify identity with laboratory facilities.
All social security numbers obtained by our office are kept strictly confidential. After being entered into our password-protected, digitally encrypted system, the paperwork upon which the number was written is shredded to comply with HIPAA privacy laws.