New Medicare Cards: You Can Use MBIs Right Away
May 03, 2018
Your Medicare patients are getting their new Medicare cards with new numbers known as Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs). MBIs will replace the existing Social Security Number (SSN) based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on the new Medicare cards and in the systems Medicare uses now. Medicare will replace all current cards and SSN-based numbers by April 2019.
Medicare is telling your Medicare patients to show you and your office staff their new Medicare card when they come for care. It is important for you to protect the identity of your Medicare patients by getting and using their new MBIs as soon as you have them.
You and your office staff should:
Here are three ways you and your office staff can get MBIs:
Medicare has resources to help you use the new Medicare cards:
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