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New Medicare Card: Are You Using the MBI?

Thursday, February 14, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Many providers are using the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) for Medicare transactions. For the week ending Jan. 25, providers submitted 62% of fee-for-service claims with the MBI. We encourage you to use MBIs now for all Medicare transactions. Don’t have an MBI?

  • Ask your patient for their card. If they have not received a new card, ask them to look for a plain white envelope from the Department of Health and Human Services; sign into to get their new number or print an official card; or call 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227).
  • Use your Medicare Administrative Contractor’s look up tool. Sign up for the Portal to use the tool.
  • Check the remittance advice. We return the MBI on the remittance advice for every claim with a valid and active Health Insurance Claim Number.

For more information, see the MLN Matters® Article.



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