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Update: In order to meet the new payer requirements stated in the original notice below, the clearinghouse has added the following edits effective 10/10/2012:

INM10916DZ: INVALID INSURED ID - When entered, the Active Subscriber Member ID must be 9 or 11 numeric characters. Loop 2010BA NM109. Applicable to CPID 6594 and 8503.
PNM10942DZ: INVALID INSURED ID NUMBER - The Insured ID Number must be 9 or 11 numbers. Loop 2010BA NM109. Applicable to CPID 4456.

Please be aware of updated edit requirements for the following CPIDs.

CPID 4456 Tricare North and South Region
CPID 6594 Tricare North Region
CPID 8503 Tricare South Region

Original Notice Sent 10/05/2012:
The payers listed below have reported the following:

To enhance Member privacy, Tricare is transitioning from the 9-digit Social Security Number (SSN) to the 11-digit Department of Defense Benefit Number (DBN). (Tricare serves Uniformed Service members and their families.)

However, on the newly formatted Military and Family Member ID card, the 10-digit Department of Defense ID number replaces the 9-digit SSN on the front of the ID card. This 10-digit Department of Defense number is NOT to be used for Tricare billing. Please use either the legacy 9-digit SSN (not on the new ID card) or the new 11-digit DBN which is located on the back of the new ID card.

The H65 edit for "Invalid Member ID" will post when presented with a 10-digit number or a number containing dashes.

Please review your systems to ensure that Tricare only receives the appropriately formatted 9-digit SSN or 11-digit DBN. If you have any questions, please call Tricare at 800-325-5920, Option 2.

Payers affected are:

CPID 4456 Tricare North and South Region
CPID 6594 Tricare North Region
CPID 8503 Tricare South Region

Action Required: Do not use the 10-digit Department of Defense number for Tricare billing. Use either the SSN or the DBN.

If you have any questions, please contact Client Services at 1-888-348-8457, option 2.

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