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Do You Have a New Medicare Number?

The simple answer is yes. The Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 required the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“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 Health Insurance Claim Number […]

Medicare Scams for Personal Information

New Medicare numbers are being issued.  The new Medicare Number is being called the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier, which is replacing the current Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on Medicare health insurance cards.  New Medicare beneficiaries will receive the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier first. In preparation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services advised of […]

New Section 111 reporting thresholds

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services posted the following Alert on September 26, 2016 with updated thresholds for Section 111 reporting. As background, on December 29, 2007, President George Bush signed into law the Medicare Medical, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007. The purpose of the Section 111 Medicare Secondary Payer reporting process is […]