New Medicare Cards Coming April 2018

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on the new Medicare cards for Medicare transactions like…

Supervised Exercise Therapy Under Medicare Part B

Effective May 25, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a National Coverage Determination (NCD) to cover Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) for beneficiaries with Intermittent Claudication (IC) for the treatment of symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). SET involves the use of intermittent walking exercise, which alternates periods of walking to moderate-to-maximum claudication,…