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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Physician Notes:

Start Using Patients’ MBIs Before the Transition Ends

Tip: Use MBIs on referrals, too. If you’re not using your patients’ Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs), you need to get on board ASAP. In a policy change that commenced in April 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) moved from the easily usurped Social Security number-laden, Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs) to the randomly selected, 11-character MBIs, protecting [...]