Platinum Business Services Awarded Prime Contract for the: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI) Project
May 05, 2017, (Laurel, MD) - Platinum Business Services, LLC (Platinum) was awarded a prime contract to support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI) Project. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. Section 501 of this legislation prohibits inclusion of SSNs on Medicare cards. MACRA requires CMS to remove SSNs from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new randomly generated Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based HICN on the new Medicare cards for Medicare transactions like billing, eligibility status, and claim status.
Platinum will support CMS in the timely updates and the adoption of the new Medicare beneficiary identifier in various CMS manuals and forms. The updating of these manuals and forms will ensure the accuracy of the policy contained in the manuals and forms, which will have a major impact on the health care sector and components thereof (e.g., hospitals, physicians, pharmacies, beneficiaries, and insurance firms and Medicare contractors). Platinum has a strong history of providing strategic healthcare support for CMS and a number of national commercial healthcare organizations and federal healthcare agencies.