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In Less Than 1 Month, Medicare Will ONLY Accept Claims with the MBI
Posted on: 12/3/2019

Is your practice on track to fully transition over to the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) for Medicare transactions by year-end?  

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, claims MUST be submitted using MBIs – no matter what date the service was performed. 

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During the current transition period, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been accepting claims with either a Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN), which is based on the social security number, or an MBI – but the transition period ends Dec. 31, 2019. 

For more information, visit CMS’ Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers web page.  

If you have questions, please contact our advocacy team at 800-782-4767 ext. 1470, or by email.



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