To help you prepare for the transition to the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) on Medicare cards beginning April 1, 2018, review the new information about remittance advices.
Beginning in October 2018, through the transition period, when providers submit a claim using a patient’s valid and active Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN), CMS will return both the HICN and the MBI on every remittance advice. Here are examples of different remittance advices:
• Medicare Remit Easy Print (Medicare Part B providers and suppliers)
• PC Print for Institutions
• Standard Paper Remits: FISS (Medicare Part A/Institutions), MCS (Medicare Part B/Professionals), VMS (Durable Medicare Equipment)
Find more new information on the New Medicare Card provider webpage.