The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 mandated the removal of the Social Security number (SSN)-based health insurance claim number (HICN) from Medicare cards to address the risk of beneficiary medical identity theft. The legislation requires that CMS mail out new Medicare cards with a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) beginning in April, 2018.
Is your organization ready for the transition to the new Medicare cards? With new Health Insurance Claim Numbers being replaced by Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBI) beginning early next year, you’ll want to make sure that your organization understands the upcoming changes and can implement a plan for the transition.
Join ZirMed for a webinar to learn how the upcoming changes to the Medicare cards may impact your organization. In this webinar you will learn:
- How to identify the updates and changes to the newly designed Medicare card
- How to navigate the transition period
- What providers should do now to prepare
Crystal Ewing is ZirMed’s Manager of Data Integrity. She has over 19 years of experience in the healthcare industry, and brings a blend of business and technical expertise to her current role where she focuses on revenue cycle as well as population health data integrity solution development and compliance. Crystal was previously responsible for managing ZirMed’s ICD-10 and 5010 transitions. As a member of WEDI, she co-chaired the ICD-10 Testing workgroup; in addition to her leadership role within the Cooperative Exchange as the Liaison Committee Chair, she is a member of ASC X12 – the committee that writes the standards for electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions, including healthcare claims – and serves as co-chair of their Entity workgroup. Crystal is a certified medical coder through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and is a nationally recognized expert on HIPAA, HITECH and the ACA.