Medicare HETS 270/271 Submitters:
Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI)
What do you need to do to get ready?
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) requires CMS to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new randomly generated Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on new Medicare cards for transactions like billing, eligibility status, and claim status. Prepare for this change by visiting the new and webpages, which include:
- Transition period
- Characteristics of the MBI
Please contact the MCARE Help Desk if you have any questions or comments.
Please contact the Help Desk if you have any questions.