Your HICN Claims Will Soon Be Rejected Regardless of Date of Service

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent out a new notice today, reminding providers to make the switch to Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBI) with their patients. Use Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) now to avoid claim and eligibility transaction rejects. Starting January 1, 2020, regardless of the date of service on the Medicare transaction, most […]

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Make Sure You Get Paid on January 1, 2020

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent out a new notice today, reminding providers to make the switch to Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBI) with their patients. The 21 month transition period will end on December 31; use MBI now. According to CMS, providers are currently submitting 86% of claims with MBIs. Get MBIs from […]

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What to Do if a Patient’s MBI Number Changes

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent out a brief update on the new Medicare cards that were shipped out to all beneficiaries from April 2018 to April 2019. Medicare beneficiaries or their authorized representatives can ask to change their Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs); for example, if the MBI is compromised. CMS can […]

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CMS Advises on Sharing Medicare Beneficiary Identifier when Referring Patients

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent out a brief update on the new Medicare cards that were shipped out to all beneficiaries from April 2018 to April 2019. You can find the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) on the remittance advice of a prior claim or from your Medicare Administrative Contractor’s portal (get access if […]

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CMS: Use Medicare Beneficiary Identifier to Protect Your Patients’ Identity

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have sent out message to providers, asking them to use the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) as soon as possible in order to protect the privacy of their patients. Starting January 1, 2020 you must use the MBI because CMS will reject claims you submit with the Health […]

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Submissions Using Health Insurance Claim Number Will Be Rejected January 1

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it will reject claims submitted with the Health Insurance Claim Number, with very few exceptions, starting January 1, 2020. All eligibility transactions using the Health Insurance Claim Number will be rejected after that date, with no exceptions. Providers must use the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). […]

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CMS Updates Info on New Medicare Cards

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent out a brief update on the new Medicare cards that were shipped out to all beneficiaries from April 2018 to April 2019. You can find the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) on the remittance advice of a prior claim or from your Medicare Administrative Contractor’s portal (get access […]

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New Medicare Card Updates

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As loyal NAHC Report readers know well by now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began issuing a new Medicare Card in April, with new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) replacing the Social Security Numbers. The cards, which were mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, will be mailed out […]

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Why is there a QR Code on the New Medicare Cards?

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As loyal NAHC Report readers know well by now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began issuing a new Medicare Card in April, with new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) replacing the Social Security Numbers. The cards, which were mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, will be mailed out […]

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All the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier News You Need!

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New Look-up Tool for Medicare Beneficiary Identifier is Ready As loyal NAHC Report readers know well by now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began issuing a new Medicare Card in April, without Social Security Numbers. The cards, which were mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, will be […]

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