Maintenance of Existing EDI Enrollments
The term Medicare beneficiary identifier (Mbi) is a general term describing a beneficiary’s Medicare identification number. For purposes of this manual, Medicare beneficiary identifier references both the Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) and the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) during the new Medicare card transition period and after for certain business areas that will continue to use the HICN as part of their processes.
The Medicare EDI Enrollment process provides for collection of the information needed to successfully exchange EDI transactions between Medicare and EDI trading partners and also establishes the expectations for both parties in the exchange. This agreement must be executed by each provider that submits/receives EDI either directly to or from Medicare or through a third party. Each provider that will use EDI either directly or through a billing agent or clearinghouse to exchange EDI transactions with Medicare must sign the EDI Enrollment Form and submit it to the A/B MAC or CEDI with which EDI transactions will be exchanged before the A/B MAC, or CEDI will accept claims or other incoming EDI transactions from that provider, or a third party for that provider, or send outbound EDI transactions.
A/B MACs and CEDI may accept a signed EDI Enrollment Form from providers via fax, email, internet portal, or hard copy and may accept electronic signature formats, “wet”, or a combination of the two. The EDI Enrollment Form is effective as specified in the terms of the agreement. Providers who will be accessing the A/B MACs Direct Data Entry (DDE) system will have access to enter and correct claims directly at the A/B MAC and must submit an EDI Enrollment Form to A/B MAC with their request for this access.
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