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Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) Look-up Tool

At Fall conference Professional Issus, I mentioned the NEW Medicare cards that are being mailed out to all Medicare recipients. Palmetto has a new tool to help!

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2018 Slate of Candidates Announced

Elections will be handled via electronic balloting again this year. Elections will open on July 27, 2018 and close on August 11, 2018 at 11:00 am CT. 

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2018 Spring Business Meeting Presentation

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