CMS recently completed a large-scale effort to provide new Medicare cards without Social Security numbers to people with Medicare. The new cards support the agency’s work to protect personal identity and reduce fraud and abuse.
CMS started mailing new Medicare cards to people with Medicare who live in Wave 6 states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
CMS started mailing new Medicare cards to people with Medicare who live in Wave 4 states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
By Crystal Ewing – While there is a 21-month transition period from 4/1/18 to 12/31/19, the phased roll-out of new cards began last month. However, until the transition period ends, you’ll need to accept either number.
By Tyler Williams – An impending Medicare card change will present new billing and reimbursement challenges for all healthcare providers—not just emergency medicine.
WEDI, in conjunction with CMS, has developed a brief survey to gauge industry awareness and readiness for the changes related to the New Medicare Card Project implementation that will start on April 1. Take the survey!
By Seema Verma – As you may have heard, or perhaps you’ve seen a recent TV commercial, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will soon be issuing every Medicare beneficiary a new Medicare Card, without Social Security Numbers.
CMS is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards to help fight identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars.
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