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SERVING HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS SINCE 1984
Since its establishment in 1984, Bill of Health Services, Inc. has been helping healthcare providers face the challenges of accurate billing, coding and reimbursement. The company has grown to a highly-respected firm known nationally and has transformed itself over the years to provide an expansive scope of services that meet the ongoing and evolving needs of healthcare clients, tailoring our services to every client.
Medicine is a business and we serve as our clients’ business partner.
We are pro-active and responsive with our clients, going above and beyond to assist them. Having worked with scores of practices in most specialties over the past 34 years, we offer our guidance and expertise on both "front office" and "back office" operations. Due to this level of detail and attention along all fronts, much of our growth has been through referrals from satisfied clients.
Our revenue cycle management services ensure accurate claim submission and payment posting, negotiation with payers, analyses of trends, and much more.
Your Medicare patients will soon be receiving new cards called Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) cards. They are being mailed in different phases by geographic location.
The existing card uses social security numbers and it is known as the Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN). However, the MBI cards are only comprised of eleven numbers and uppercase letters. Each MBI is unique and randomly generated. There is no special meaning to the sequence.
The effective date of each card is the eligibility date for each beneficiary.
There will be a transition period through December 31, 2019 to use the existing or new cards. Effective 1, 2020, only the MBI numbers can be used, regardless of date of service.
- The MBI’s 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 9th characters will always be a letter.
- Characters 1, 4, 7, 10, and 11 will always be a number.
- The 3rd and 6th characters will be a letter or a number.
- The dashes aren’t used as part of the MBI in computer systems or file formats.’
Beginning in October 2018 and throughout the transition period, the patient MBI will be on every Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA), in the same field as the current HICN.
For additional information, please indicate your question on our contact page.