Starting January 1, 2020, you must use Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) when billing Medicare regardless of the date of service:
· Medicare will reject claims submitted with Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs) with a few exceptions
· Medicare will reject all eligibility transactions submitted with HICNs
If you do not use MBIs on claims after January 1, you will get:
Do not wait. Protect your patients’ identities by using MBIs now for all Medicare transactions. Need an MBI?
For more information, see the MLN Matters Article.