Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) For Ordering and Referring Providers

January 1, 2020 is right around the corner, which marks the day that only the MBI (regardless of date of service) will be accepted. This is a reminder that there are many providers you do business with who never see the patient such as a laboratory, reading radiologist or durable medical supplier (DME). These providers will need you to make sure you are providing them with the MBI number on your referrals and orders.

In addition, after January 1, remittance advices will no longer contain the crossover information this may increase calls to your offices requesting MBI information.

Last Updated Nov 18, 2019