A Patient Advocate's View

New Medicare Cards 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to remove Social Security Numbers(SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new, unique Medicare Number will replace the SSN -based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on each
new Medicare card. This is to protect your social security number from identity theft.
Starting April 2018, ( June in New York) CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare.


February 21, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment