New Medicare Beneficiary Numbers - Curas Inc

New Medicare Beneficiary Numbers

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, requires Medicare 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 (HICN) on the new Medicare cards for Medicare transactions like billing, eligibility status, and claim status.

Beginning in April 2018, Medicare will start mailing the new Medicare cards with the MBI to all people with Medicare in phases by geographic location.