MBI Displays in Remittance Advice - Update Your Files Before December 31, 2019

The Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) transition from the Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) will end December 31, 2019. When a claim is submitted with a HICN, the remittance advice will return and display the MBI.  However, the feature of displaying MBIs on remittance advices when an HICN is submitted on the claim will no longer be available effective January 1, 2020. Any duplicate remittance advices ordered will also no longer display the MBI after January 1, 2020. For the remaining six weeks until the mandatory MBI submission date, Noridian encourages providers/suppliers to use their Medicare remittance advices to obtain the MBIs and update their records.

Starting January 1, 2020, you MUST submit claims using MBIs (with a few exceptions), no matter what date you performed the service. Claims will be rejected if they are submitted with HICNs on/after January 1, 2020.

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Last Updated Nov 18, 2019