February 22, 2018

BCBS No Longer Covering Hyaluronic Injections for Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Effective April 1, 2018 hyaluronic acids will no longer be covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network Commercial (non-medicare) plans.

February 12, 2018

New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on the new Medicare cards for Medicare transactions like billing, eligibility status, and claim status starting April 1, 2018. All Medicare patients will receive a new MBI by April 1, 2019.

The MBI will be:

  • Clearly different than the HICN and RRB number

  • 11-characters in length

  • Made up only of numbers and uppercase letters (no special characters)

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