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AMA Wants to Prohibit Use of SSNs

Published
  • June 12 2014, 8:47am EDT

To fight identity theft, the American Medical Association wants stronger protections from the federal government for Social Security numbers and income tax-related identifiers.

During its annual meeting in Chicago, the AMA House of Delegates passed a resolution requesting the Internal Revenue Service and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to prohibit use of SSNs by insurers, health care vendors and state agencies other than those with taxing authority or handling non-financial businesses.

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