Last Modified: 1/11/2018 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part B
Medicare beneficiary numbers are changing in 2018
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, requires CMS to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based Medicare number on new Medicare cards starting in 2018 for Medicare transactions like billing, eligibility status, and claim status. Find more details here.
How can I ensure that beneficiary identification information submitted on my claim matches information on file for the patient?
How do I determine if a patient is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, previously referred to as a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)?
For a patient enrolled in a Medicare replacement, can a participating Part B provider ask for payment at the time of service (at the standard Medicare fee schedule rate) and instruct the patient to file the claim with the Medicare replacement for direct reimbursement? Regarding traditional Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, what fee schedule can we bill?
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