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CMS Begins Mailing Out New Medicare Cards

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun mailing its newly-designed Medicare cards with new Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers to newly eligible and current Medicare beneficiaries. Cards will be sent out on a rolling basis throughout 2018 to fulfill the CMS requirement to remove Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards by April 2019.

CMS will host a special Open Door Forum on April 5, 12:30 – 1:30 PM EST, to share updates about the new Medicare card mailing, information on how people with Medicare can look up their new Medicare card number or print a replacement card, and updates on resources for partners. To participate, visit https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/r51uia09fgq/ and use the following information:

  • Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935
  • Conference ID #: 7065199

Check cms.gov/newcard often for the most up-to-date information.

Posted 4/4/2018


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