Ensure Your Practice Is Ready for New Medicare Cards
All of your Medicare patients will get new cards and ID numbers...to help protect against identity theft and fraud.
The new paper Medicare cards will still be red, white, and blue. But instead of a Social Security number, they'll have a unique, random, 11-character ID number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI).
Advise Medicare patients to watch for new cards in the mail between Apr 2018 and Apr 2019...and to bring them in so billing records can be updated. Cards will be sent in waves based on location and other factors.