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Apparently, there is a Federal "Red Flag Rule" put in place by the FTC governing identity theft. It requires entities that deal with credit and credit reports to have a plan in place to detect "Red Flags", possible attempts at identity theft. Some interpret that to include medical services that do billing. While the rules don't seem to specifically require photo ID (I could be wrong, I'm a programmer, not a lawyer), most businesses adopt a requirement for photo ID as part of their plan (which is required). Again, as a non-lawyer, I am not entirely sure of all of the ramifications of the rules, but the hook is "identity theft" and it is a credit/billing issue rather than a medical issue.