tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2018 Issue 6

Compliance: Ace the Medicare Card and Number Transition From Day 1

Warning: CMS wants everyone on board by January 2020. In a few weeks, CMS will begin mailing Medicare beneficiaries their new and improved cards. If you and your patients are shaky when it comes to the specifics, you're not alone. Read on and get ahead of the Medicare card transition. Why: A combination of federal concern over rising issues with securing identity and Medicare benefit fraud prompted MACRA to outline a requirement for replacing the current style of Medicare cards. The refurbished cards ditch Social Security numbers (SSNs) as the primary identifiers. In place of the SSNs, which also...

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