Medicare will include Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) identification on remittance advice (RAs) again beginning 7/2/18. Due to a system issue, CMS had to suspend publication of this information. The issue has been resolved and Medicare Contractors have been advised to start including QMB identification on RAs beginning 7/2/18. Read more. Balance billing of QMBs is prohibited under federal law. Practices are urged to determine QMB status prior to treatment and billing to avoid inadvertently billing a QMB. The identification of QMBs on RAs should be helpful to those having difficulty identifying QMBs through their eligibility systems.