In Billing
May 22nd, 2019
The use of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) for identification and record-keeping purposes is an outdated practice, and it will soon be a violation on the Standard Paper Remit (SPR) generated by Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has instructed MACs, in CR 11289, to update the SPR to ensure ...
In Billing
Feb 7th, 2019
As of January 25, only 62 percent of healthcare providers submitted fee-for-service claims with the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)(MLN Connects, Feb. 7). Is your provider among the 28 percent who haven’t begun to use the MBI for Medicare transactions? Providers have until Dec. 31 ...
In Billing
Apr 3rd, 2018
New Medicare cards with the new Medicare Beneficiary Identification (MBI) numbers are in the mail, but don’t get too excited. It will take up to a year to get them all out. Who’s Getting Medicare Cards and When? The new cards, which replace the risky Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) with the new unique numbers, ...
Feb 15th, 2013
Most health care facilities have safeguards in place to keep transmission of patients’ protected health information (PHI) private between health care employees and business associates. Being compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy laws shouldn’t stop there, however. It’s also wise to review your volunteer policies and procedures before PHI becomes public ...
Jun 12th, 2009
A collaboration between the Social Security Administration (SSA) and MedVirginia—Virginia’s regional health information organization—is making a sound business case for health information technology (health IT) and the use of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs), maintains Jim Borland, special adviser for health care IT at Social Security. SSA and MedVirgina Demonstrate EHRs’ ...