Redaction of HICNs in MRNs - Revised CR8268

CMS has issued CR 8268, which instructs the MACs effective January 1, 2014 to redact Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs) on all Medicare Redetermination Notices (MRNs). Make sure that your billing staffs are aware of this change.  The HICNs will be redacted by replacing 5 or more values of the HICN with Xs or asterisks (*) with the last 4 or 5 digits of the HICN displayed. This applies to HICNs with both alpha and numeric digits.