CMS SSNRI Initiative Set to Eliminate SSNs from Medicare Cards in 2018

To improve security and comply with the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, declared its intention to begin issuing new Medicare credentials. Starting in 2018, CMS will transition away from SSNs and Health Insurance Claim Numbers, or HICNs, in favor of non-personally identifying Medicare…

CMS NEWS: Medicare Coverage Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final national coverage determination that provides for Medicare coverage of Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT). The coverage is effective immediately. “This is the first time that Medicare has covered lung cancer screening. This is an important new Medicare preventive benefit…