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What is my Medicare Claim Number?

Medicare Claim Number
Use your Medicare Number to submit Medicare claims

What is my Medicare Claim Number?

Your Medicare Claim Number is the number that Medicare uses to file your claims. The number format is 11 characters in length, consisting of only numbers and uppercase letters. You must submit Medicare claims using this number, also known as a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). This Medicare Number appears on your Medicare card.

Medicare Number Example

In the sample Medicare Card, the 11 digit example Medicare Number 1EG4-TE5-MK72 is the Medicare Claim Number. Medicare Numbers do not use letters S, L, O, I, B, and Z to avoid confusion between some numbers (for example, between the letter “O” and number “0”).

How do I get my Medicare Number?

You get your Medicare Number from your Medicare Card. If you are new to Medicare, you may need to apply for Medicare before you get a Medicare card. If you damaged or lost your Medicare card, log in to your MyMedicare.gov account to print an official copy of your Medicare card. Otherwise, you can create a new account.

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How do I file a Medicare claim?

First, you complete the claim form called Patient Request for Medical Payment form. Then you include the itemized bill from your doctor, supplier, or other health care provider. Finally, you provide a letter explaining the reason for the claim. For example, the provider refuses to file the claim. Furthermore, you can include any supporting documents.

Common Questions about Medicare Numbers

Do the characters in my Medicare number have any meaning?

No, the characters in your Medicare number are random.

Is my Medicare number unique?

Yes, each Medicare Number is unique. So your Medicare number should be different from all other Medicare numbers.

Is my Medicare number the same as my social security number?

No, your Medicare number is different from your social security number.

When did my Medicare number change?

Your Medicare number changed between April 2018 – April 2019.