CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES TO ISSUE NEW MEDICARE CARDS TO BENEFICIARIES
--Beneficiaries Need to be Aware that this is Not A Scam...
Beginning in April 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will start mailing new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare. A new alpha-numeric identifier will replace the current Social Security Number-based identifier. This roll-out will occur over a several month period, based upon geographic location of the Medicare beneficiary.
We have included a photo of the current Medicare card (left) and the new Medicare card (right) below. There are concerns that people might believe that this is a "scam," and therefore, will ignore notifications or throw new identification cards away. If you are a Medicare beneficiary, please watch your mail closely over the next few months for notifications from Medicare relating to this change. Medicare beneficiaries should begin bringing their new card with them to healthcare visits as soon as they receive it. Here is the way this will work: