The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) request changes to electronic Medicare Summary Notices (MSNs), and alternate format MSNs as options for Medicare beneficiaries: first, a non-printable section on the first page of each MSN with the label HICN and the full current Medicare number or Railroad Board ID in unmasked form. CMS also requests a function to allow MSN reprint requests for one or more claims in audio, braille, CD-ROM, electronic format, large print, standard preference (hard copy print) or qualified reader, and in either English or Spanish, and production of all MSNs in print media format for deceased Medicare beneficiaries.
Subject: eMSN and Alternate Format MSN Service Improvements
Title: Change Request 9731
Release Date: Jan. 6, 2017
Transmittal Effective Date: Jan. 1, 2017
Transmittal Implementation Date: Jan. 3, 2017
Special Transmittal Notes: Transmittal 1707, dated August 12, 2016, is being rescinded and replaced by Transmittal 1769, dated January 6, 2017, to change the implementation date to: January 3, 2017 -MCS and VMS full implementation; April 3, 2017 -FISS full implementation except BR9731.2 media option Q; July 3, 2017 – FISS BR9731.2 media option Q. All other information remains the same.