Special Open Door Forum on Medicare cards Jan. 23

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is holding a Special Open Door Forum conference call on new Medicare card numbers at 2 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 23. The focus will be the change from Social Security Number-based health insurance claim numbers to new Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs).

A Q&A session will be held at the end of the program, which is a repeat of a similar Nov. 9 program that many stakeholders were unable to take part in. The call is intended to educate Medicaid providers, state Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations and other Medicaid stakeholders about the new program.

The discussion will center on background and implementation; the MBI format; timeline and milestones, including the transition period; beneficiary outreach and education; and how to get ready for the new number.

Attendees are encouraged to dial (800) 837-1935 about 15 minutes before the start and use ID number 8259057. For more information, click here.


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