The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, requires Medicare to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. The new cards will have a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) that will be used for billing and for checking your eligibility and claim status. This will happen automatically. You will not be contacted by anyone asking for any personal information.
If you receive a phone call or email asking you to give or confirm information or make a payment to receive your new card, it is fraudulent.
You can get more information from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service or the Federal Trade Commission.
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