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New Medicare ID Numbers!

At last, Medicare will no longer use social security numbers as the beneficiary’s identification number and as a result, remove social security numbers from Medicare cards. The change and mailing of new cards is scheduled to happen in April of 2018. The new “Medicare Number” will be called the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier or “MBI”. To prepare for the change Medical Practice Solutions will be updating our practice management system’s patient numbers to automatically accept the new Medicare number (“MBI”). CMS has provided the following Q & A: Do I need to ask my Medicare patients for information? Verify your... read more

New Mexico Health Connections Recent Announcement

Here’s the full text of the news release that NMHC and Evolent issued Wednesday, September 27, 2017: ALBUQUERQUE, NM—New Mexico Health Connections (NMHC) announced today that it has signed an expanded partnership agreement with Evolent Health, a company providing an integrated, value-based care platform to the nation’s leading health systems and physician organizations. NMHC currently deploys Evolent’s Aldera platform for certain aspects of health plan administration. The agreement between NMHC and Evolent is the result of a thorough search for a strategic partnership that benefits both organizations. Evolent expects to strengthen and expand its footprint in New Mexico,... read more