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FISS/DDE Provider Online Guide: Chapter I


Medicare Number

Purpose

The FISS DDE Provider Online System utilizes the terminology “HIC” or “HICN” to identify the beneficiary’s Medicare number.

This can refer to either the HICN or the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI).

For the purpose of this manual, “Medicare number” will be used to describe either the HICN or MBI.

Note: All HICNs will be replaced with an MBI starting in April 2018.  The transition period will begin 4/1/2018 and run through 12/31/2019. Providers will need to utilize the MBI exclusively, effective 1/1/2020.

For more information on the MBI, visit the CMS New Medicare cards web page.

FISS/DDE Provider Online Guide: Chapter I - Medicare Number
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