CMS Advises on Sharing Medicare Beneficiary Identifier when Referring Patients

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…

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

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…

CMS Updates Info on New Medicare Cards

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…

CMS Updates Instructions for Claim Appeals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Change Request 11042, which updates the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 29- Appeals of Claim Decisions. The updates includes several policy revisions related to acceptable signatures, limiting the scope of redetermination review in certain instances, application of good cause for late filing,  as well as…

New Medicare Cards Update at the Halfway Point

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…

New Medicare Card: MBI on Remittance Advice from October

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…

New Medicare Cards – Next Wave Begins, Use MBI like HICN

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…

All the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier News You Need!

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…

New Medicare Cards Are Going Out. When Can You Use Them?

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 mailed out to every Medicare beneficiary in the United…

CMS Tells Providers to Use New Medicare Cards Immediately

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 mailed out to every Medicare beneficiary in the United…