As opposed to focusing on the audit and specifically on whether something is compliant, I tend to favor using a...
good dose of common sense. For better or worse, the SSN is a major piece of data used to perpetrate identity theft. Thus, even though it may not be specifically against the regulation, it doesn't make a lot of business sense to use the SSN in that context. Using Social Security numbers indicates a general disdain for patient privacy, one that may result in customers or patients taking their business elsewhere.
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