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What You Need to Know: Medicare Beneficiary Identifier Frequently Asked Questions

May 16, 2018

In early May, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published an updated version of their frequently asked questions (FAQs).  Learn more about it.

New Medicare Cards: What You Need to Know

April 3, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is fighting Medicare fraudulent activity by removing the Social Security Number (SSN), the patient’s sex, and the patient signature from the current Medicare card. A new card with a new Medicare number known as the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will be mailed to all Medicare beneficiaries. The mailing process will begin in April 2018.

CHIP Funded for Six Years; Congressional Action Still Needed On Other Priorities

January 30, 2018

There is good news regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). To end the three-day federal government shutdown, President Trump on Monday signed a three-week continuing resolution that includes a provision to fund CHIP for six years.

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