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New Medicare cards

Guidance for new Medicare cards.


Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: January 08, 2020

Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs)

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 required us to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards.

You MUST submit claims using MBIs (with a few exceptions), no matter what date you performed the service.

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