Last Modified: 6/4/2018 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B
MBI lookup in SPOT is here
As of June 4, 2018, users of the Secure Provider Online Tool (SPOT) can look up the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) belonging to all Medicare beneficiaries.
MBIs are replacing the Social Security number-based Health Insurance Claims Numbers (HICNs) on beneficiaries’ Medicare cards, which began to be mailed out in April.
With the new MBI lookup functionality available exclusively to SPOT users, providers can enter simple information on a beneficiary and receive that beneficiary’s new MBI.
The transition from HICNs to MBIs is in response to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 and in preparation for the new Medicare cards being distributed to beneficiaries starting this month who live in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
SPOT users are now able to use either a HICN or an MBI to exchange and retrieve data throughout the portal when they see the term “Medicare ID.”
If you would like to try the new MBI lookup and do not have a SPOT account, click here to learn how to register and begin using all of the exciting features that only SPOT offers.
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