General Question for the Week of July 30, 2018

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

How can providers confirm a patient’s Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) is real?

Answer:

Providers can confirm a Medicare patient’s Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) using the HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS), just like they confirm Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICN) and patient’s eligibility.

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