New Medicare Card: 67% of Claims Submitted with MBI
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Many providers are using the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) for Medicare transactions. For the week ending March 1, providers submitted 67% of fee-for-service claims with the MBI. We encourage you to use MBIs now for all Medicare transactions.
3 ways to get the MBI:
- Ask your patient for their card. If your Medicare patients say they did not get a card, instruct them to call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), so we can help them get their new cards.
- 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.