CMS MLN Connects Special Edition for Friday, January 26, 2018
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January 26, 2018

CMS MLN Connects Special Edition for Friday, January 26, 2018

In this Edition:

Therapy Cap Claims Rolling Hold

CMS is immediately releasing for processing held therapy claimsExternal Website with the KX modifier with dates of receipt beginning January 1-10; CMS will also implement a "rolling hold" to minimize impact if legislation to extend the outpatient therapy caps exceptions process is enacted.

New Medicare Card: Web Updates

To help you prepare for the transition to the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) on Medicare cards beginning April 1, 2018, review the new information about remittance advices.
Beginning in October 2018, through the transition periodExternal Website, when providers submit a claim using a patient's valid and active Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN), CMS will return both the HICN and the MBI on every remittance advice. Here are examples of different remittance advices:

Find more new information on the New Medicare Card providerExternal Website webpage.

New Medicare Card: When Will My Medicare Patients Receive Their Cards?

Starting April 2018, CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare on a flow basis, based on geographic location and other factors. Learn more about the Mailing StrategyExternal PDF. Also starting April 2018, your patients will be able to check the status of card mailings in their area on Medicare.govExternal Website. For More Information:

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