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CMS preps Medicaid agencies on MACRA ID change
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has started making biweekly calls to state Medicaid agencies to ensure that their information technology systems are ready to handle the 60 million new identification cards the agency is preparing to send out to Medicare beneficiaries, including those dually eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare.

Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the CMS was required to stop using beneficiaries’ Social Security numbers on their Medicare cards and replace them with a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI).

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