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Printed Date: 9/22/2015
Have you ever gone to bill a claim to Railroad Medicare and thought to yourself, 'This number is different!' What's so different about a Railroad Medicare Beneficiary's Claim Number? For starters, Railroad Medicare numbers are distinguishable from Social Security Administration (SSA) Medicare numbers because the letters are in the front.
Railroad Medicare claim numbers begin with one, two or three letters, and have six or nine digits after the letters. That's right, the number may not always be the person's 9-digit social security number! This is one of the reasons that you should view the beneficiary's card to verify the number prior to billing Railroad Medicare.
The letters in front of the number identify the claimant. The following is a list of common Railroad Medicare prefixes.
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Last Updated: 03/08/2017