Ambulance guy was asking a ER patient his SSN. Why?
- LLv 4hace 5 días
NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.
- hopethishelpsLv 5hace 1 mes
So if you don't pay the bill they can turn you over to a collection agency......tracking you by your social security card......you do not have to give your SS# to any medical facility.
- PatriciaLv 7hace 1 mes
That sounds shady to me
- RicoLv 5hace 2 meses
If the patient is on welfare, then the costs associated with emergency ambulance services is covered by the government.
The SSN (or equivalent where the terminology may be different) is used to properly invoice the government agency which pays for healthcare.
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- Max HooplaLv 7hace 2 meses
They need it for insurance purposes.
- Pearl LLv 7hace 2 meses
cause so they can get his medical info
- hace 2 meses
Somebody has to pay for the ride in the wee-yoo wagon.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 7hace 2 meses
It could be three things, that I can think of.
1. They test accident victims just like they test football players when they've been knocked down. They ask them things like "What day is today?" "Who's president of the US?" I'm not sure what the test does, exactly, but I've seen people give wrong answers! The EMT might have been determining if the guy's brain was working.
2. The EMT may have been using the guy's SSN to identify him. Not long ago (not today but it's only been a few months) your SSN number was your Medicare number. Today there's a different number they give you, and they mailed everyone a new card. So if this happened a few months ago, that could be it.
3. The EMT was trying to steal the guy's identity and buy a lot of stuff on the Internet while his victim was in the hospital.