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Last Modified: 11/8/2017 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

New Medicare cards

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove Social Security numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on the new Medicare cards for Medicare transactions like billing, eligibility status, and claim status.
New Medicare cards will be mailed between April 2018 and April 2019. The following resources are available to prepare you for this change:
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